The Perfect Country


Maurice Vega

100 Responses

  1. this is either utopia or dystopia, so much emphasis on emotions and in this world just watching tv all day would probably be a crime..

  2. This all depends on how you look at it, for example, i agree with some points but not a good chunk. I implement my own ideals until i have my version of a "Perfect Country" First, do the democracy one and let the people decide how they want things.

  3. Being negative will never lead to a perfect nation, so people must be productive but not only think for profit but should engage to their social responsibilities to also help nature for us to live longer.

  4. My ideal (not perfect) country:
    -Finnish education system
    -Danish economic model
    -Sweden's labour unionism
    -Universal Healthcare
    -Liquid democracy
    -Criminal justice focused on rehabilitation
    -Controlled immigration
    -No spying on citizens
    -No censorship (hate speech is protected as a form of free speech)
    -My right to throw punches ends at your face. No victim, no crime. Legalized drugs and prostitution.
    -Strong military but non-interventionist foreign policy. Military should be for defense of the nation only.
    -Right to bear arms
    -No capital punishment
    And above all a vigilant populous that can recognize a tyrannical government and can take the appropriate action against it.

    Am I being too idealistic?🤔 Yeah, probably.

  5. The perfect country is the country that aligns with each and every person, personified to each, shared with everyone

  6. This video is rather personal opinion. I agree with some of the things but other are questionable. Utopia meaning no where would never happen.

  7. I hate this.
    This seems more like a dystopia to me rather than a utopia excpet for the education part.
    I love it when buildings look similar and symmetrical.
    I love it when cities are bustling instead of empty and open.
    I think religion would never work the way you described it and if it did….my god it would be a disaster

  8. No freedom of religion, originality if frowned upon, romantic and sexual feelings are nullified, news is a tool used by the government to control your feelings, there are 4 main ideas that must be worshiped, housing has an emphasis on practicality and nothing else, patriotism is encouraged, the abstract thoughts associated with art and gone and art is used to control how you think and the economy is heavily regulated. DO YOU NEED ANY MORE PROOF THAT THIS IS BASICALLY THE BOOK 1984. Hell even the 4 main ideas have their 1984 parallels (that being the ministries of truth, love, peace and plenty).

    How can such a country be considered perfect if their is no other option. The idea of perfection necessitates that their is imperfection however that is not an option in this utopia/dystopia. How can their be positivity with no negativity? There is no yin without yang. How can a society be expected to evolve if there is no acceptance of new ideas? You're expecting us to simply follow. In this utopia/dystopia we are completely powerless.

    Everything is so heavily controlled that humans lose their humanity. There are no feelings, no objectives and no freedom. Humans are simply born, they do things, then they die. Imagine all the people in blade runner, how they simply wonder with no purpose. So many of the ideas that make us human have been stifled.

    This is not a utopia by any stretch of the imagination. I genuinely hope this is some sort of sick joke.

  9. How to make this video sound better:
    When he says, how the citizens feel. Imagine it as that is how they, out of their own free-will, end up feeling due to the commodities, services and abilities around them, and not because you wouldn't be able to feel the contrary.

  10. This doesn't seem so much The Perfect Country but more an ideal state of human society, your neglecting to think about the infrastructure of the society and more describing human emotional state which is a lot harder to control without removing elements of free will.

  11. Ah the old utopian dream re-emerges. The imaginary place or state of things in which everything is perfect. Wake up. Utopia is only a figment of your imagination:

  12. Possible ideal world will be establish if no bad people in ideal world all people love each other and love all willing to help. https://xort.co/Djtp

  13. I just came across the channel yesterday. Everytime I cry the comment section, I feel so sad and happy in the same time.
    From where I came from, intellectual people are few. It's very hard to find someone to talk to in interessting subjects.
    When I read the comments I feel so bad for my country yet so good that such people exist.

  14. sorry school of life, you have no authority to make your claims. it is fun to think about though.

  15. What are you on , work that makes a genuine improvement to other people’s lives is the secret, you delusional idiot , doing work for humans is only worth the money you get for it because they will not be thankful of your efforts, quite the opposite, they expect and demand your services, lazy good for nothing overweight bigots , all of you

  16. This sounds terrible. And in the end of the video he says "we'll get there"? Don't you know that our flaws, voulnerabilities, shortcomings is what makes us worthy? And that we will always seek out and long for struggle? People want a difficult life. People want their lives to be slightly dangerous adventures.

  17. This perfect country horrifies me. My perfect country would start with absolutely no authoritative, violently coercive government…

  18. Honestly, the people in this utopia don't feel human. They feel more logical, like machines. I don't think we can have this because it would require us to cast aside a lot of our humanity to achieve it.

  19. If there wasn't an introduction to this video that said our ideals help us figure out our current problems, I would have very much disliked this video. Because of the intro it gave me a new perspective on the presentation of the video – and of our world

  20. In short what we need as people is a new mentality. The reason why I agree with the video is because we need to stop focusing so much on our instincts (even though we will never be able to totally not be controlled by them), but we need to start focusing on virtues. We need to begin knowing ourselves, our strong points, our virtues, and our weak points, our fears and insecurities. But, we need not be disappointed by the latter, but only accept them, and then begin living a life where we try to consciously battle these weaknesses and live virtuously. But, we also need to be careful not to think to highly of ourselves if we start living this way, we shouldn’t become arrogant, we shouldn’t start telling people that they need to live this way or that way, but on the contrary, the best way to teach people is by being an example. An example of a virtuous person, virtuous men and women. Only by becoming examples of wisdom, willpower, altruism, intelligence, strength etc. will we be able to change the world.

  21. This video is making me worried about my nation and I have 51 celebrities and good education Chinese and Malay are taught by my mom and English and tulanese are taught by me and the relationship of my country is peace crimeless and the childhood are okay and the news are not bad and the architecture is bad abit because I suck at lego

  22. "The cities are Beautiful because there are very few architects around".

    There's also no bin men or cleaners around🤢

  23. Funny how people that disagree feel themselves sooo alienated with this. Don't you understand that you are already "alienated" just for living in what is called a "system" and a society? what's the problem with offering ideas to make a better system? Curious how people mistrust of a person trying to change the system, as if they are, indeed, alienating them. I have no problem with this "system", in fact i agree with it. Especially with everything that comes with the emotional intelligence part.

  24. This video gave a glimpse of what society can be and some points were honestly exciting. Others were plain scary.

  25. I understand you can't pack much into an 8 minute video but regardless of that impossibility, your measures were incomplete, with some of them being outright inappropriate and unfitting of a so-called perfect country. For example, the economy. From your words inequality will still exist, it's just going to be masqueraded a little more. In a perfect country there's no such thing as inequality, everyone works in different areas but earns the same wage because understands that any work is equally meaningful as any other. If I were to elaborate that further, even though wages were the same, you could have access to more resources depending on your needs, needs which could be satisfied within a varying degree of time depending on their nature as to maintain economical stability. That's my view anyways and even though I have more opinions, there's only so much I can pack into an Youtube comment. All in all, it wasn't perfect, but it was a good video 🙂

  26. I wouldn't like to live in such a country, especially as an artist going through censorship (Provided I understood correctly the idea of assessing artistic works and limiting the possible topics they refer too). Scary

  27. Basically well intentioned humanism in my opinion. The comments I find sadly illuminating about some of humanity in its current metamorphism

  28. I believe in a fully Christian country, not fanaticism or secularism, you don’t need to go to separate temples for certain things, Christianity gives you hope and rewards you for believing and for work.. I’ve been to a fine church, it was very lively, forgetting today’s troubles and learn something new about character building, just like the 50s

  29. Whoever wrote this sounds like they are part of a creepy cult. Their perfect country sounds like a nightmare. I believe many would be willing to fight a war, just to free themselves from this imagined utopia.

  30. I think this looks like heaven , unachievable , scary and overrated , I think we just need freedom of choice and peace , the others will come by time .

  31. I think the problem is most people live very unhealthy lives and therefore have mostly negative thoughts which then leads to a country that mostly focuses on their individual selves

  32. Okay, the love part I am so skeptical of, I think you're just dead wrong. It places way too much faith in modern psychology… actually outdated psychology judging by your language. But psychology is a very new science and while it can help us to deal with relationships, partners should never try to analyze one another. It will become a language game. Instead there should be mediators everyone has access to, counselors and experts on various topics. Some of these third persons should act to help balance relationships.

    As to religion, what you describe would probably last two days before someone makes up a story about how King Forgiveness once became too proud of his indulgence for others wrongdoings and began neglecting his wife Queen Honesty. But really, The perfect society would have one religion with a group of ascetics as counselors of morality and keepers of the dead. The simple fact is, people respect ascetics. They love the idea of a guy who can just go live in a cave and eat berries and be happy alone and who has all these strange bits of wisdom and insight. Something innate in humans goes wild over that. And people will always be tempted by offers of life after death and you cant have a rational basis for morality without some transcendental principle to give essential justification for what is good. So you need ascetics who teach people about morality and the afterlife. Only in the perfect society these ascetics are not corrupt, they don't take gifts or ever come out of seclusion. And everyone knows all the good in their society stems from the wisdom of these obscure hermits, so no one can reasonably claim to know better and start a new religion.

    And holy shit you're wrong about art. The problem there is that what art for art's sake really means is art is about self expression. Art that inspires others is nice but what people really want out of art is communication, unimpeded pure and perfect communication of something which can't simply be put into words without becoming muddled. That may be impossible but it's what people want, both when they make and when they look at art. The artist wants to express his vision and the audience wants to feel like they are talking to a close friend. They don't want to just preach or be preached to. Art in the perfect society… would probably eventually destroy that society. There's really no way to stop the powerful rhetoric of a good story that addresses some common flaw in society, even if it has to create that flay in the minds of our audience. And you can't really cencor this kind of thing either. Just accept that all societies eventually die and become obsolete. Rather than focusing on immortality, we should focus on leaving a legacy.

  33. In the perfect country government would "ban business doing some quite unhelpful doings and promotes shows on TV about how to be a Kinder person"
    I couldnt help but imagine an iPhone socialist saying: OMG SO AUTHORITARIAN!!

  34. I found for my surprise that many people in the comments disaprove this idea, like how this country try to avoid the pain of our lives or limited our freedom, but I just think that if this enviroment would exist around us, We will know how to deal ourselfs in better ways and have more chances of pursuit our happines.

  35. Art is a practice that should always be granted complete freedom. It’s a means of expression, and it is equally important as the right to free speech. The idea of starting an art style for helping people is a nice thought. Architecture requires innovation over time, and therefore we need architects for least of all, research; however, I understand the point of basically eliminating the profession and going with what works is to prevent architecture from becoming a sales product like it so often is today. I think there is another solution to this that is far more viable. Every building should be site specific, adhere to all aspects of sustainability and fit in with the culture. I don’t think any catalogue of buildings would ever really suffice all potential site conditions less it was a style of architecture far more adaptable than anything humans have ever yet conceived.

  36. I don't get why people get such a bad reaction from this, of course it's spooky seeing it all together as an extremist cartoon that is meant to deliver an idea in contrast to what we have today, the great difference is in how educated the civilians are and how they know how to educate in a personalized way which is even more important, it is not a static feel good society that numbs you but on the contrary it stimulates you personally like you have never been. Attending to particular inner traits and thoughts that exploits the best of each creating a very connected and active society.
    Media and everything else serves the purpose of education as well, which can be extremely entertaining, not a happiness doctrine. It makes sense to make living spaces for people standardized in construction to facilitate a good home for everyone and reduce labour, that doesn't mean creativity is killed, innovation is always present and there are still millions of options, don't take everything so literally and to the point. The illustration in the video is probably a very central location that accommodates a large portion of the population, you still have suburbs, rural areas, public buildings or maybe even your society takes on a very unusual approach to urban planning, if not take look at Singapore.

    Humanity tends to think nostalgically about it's past and present with the fear that spontaneity will be lost, believes the future to be static and boring which is very ironic because humans are quite the opposite, as an example you have extremely boring cities, suburbs or neighbourhoods architecturally wise in the present day with educated people and can still fart and laugh about it. Humanity and culture is what finally makes everything seem normal, not necessarily the structural environment.

    Finally what is it that makes a person happy? A sense of place, being part of something collective with purpose and excelling in that matter. If you can make every citizen feel like this you won't erase anger, sadness, creativity and all the human emotions, you will just be much better prepared to deal with them and others than you are now.

  37. This concept of a society, while some points are good in my opinion, others are simply too controlling. Assigning purposes to the arts takes away the purpose of art, having few architectures results in less creativity and innovation, and all of these “ideal” ways of life seem too forceful. Especially with the news and school, the news shouldn’t focus on wisdom, but news, events that have happened, and simply to inform people of them. School should not be to make people ready to fulfill one purpose, but to allow them to find their own purpose and live their own life. This whole video sounds like a manifesto for a dystopia that hides under the façade of a utopia, claiming it’s perfect while it oppresses its people and forces a way of life onto them, never asking what they want because it feels they’re too incompetent to think on their own

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