We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I believe that I was the Psychiatrist who coined the term "psycho-utopianism." It is the delusional notion, analogous to political and social utopia, that if people could just get enough therapy or analysis, things would happen to perfect a life. Well, it is possible sometimes in some ways for a person's life to improve, but it's a tough world and reality is a harsh master.
Political and social utopian delusions hold that, if the world were correctly organized by the right people (our moral and intellectual superiors), something wonderful would happen, human nature would change. Universal contentment or something like that would ensue. Brave New World.
Ideas about religious utopias of sorts are something I can buy into. Not 72 virgins, or becoming sublime starlight (although I suppose we are, in a sense). The Christian Kingdom of God can and does exist, not the child-like version of heaven and not a theocracy of Christians but the dominion of God in one's heart and soul not after death, but today. The Hereafter is another topic.
Life is a struggle. But I have meandered far off track.
Neuro-utopianism is the fantasy that, if the brain matter itself could be fully understood, life could be peaches and cream and everybody would be nice people or never crazy or neurotic or destructive because the very heart and soul could be dissected and repaired. Repaired, based on whose idea?
While raised Catholic, I've always been partial to Eastern lifestyles, which recognize that good is intertwined with bad - that opposites define each other.
How good would the world be if we were all exactly alike, and all perfectly good? I'm not sure it would be very interesting and we'd all likely be quite bored. But happy and unconcerned or worried about things in general.
Similarly, wealth (of any kind) is only discernable by the very existence of 'lack of' anything. A wealth of kindness is recognizable only in comparison to the possibility that someone is utterly without kindness.
Utopianism, however, isn't necessarily impossible. It's just a matter of how you define it.
Complete and utter freedom and a lack of intervention from others in yours or anyone else's life would leave you relatively free to do as you please (within limits, being not permitted to interfere in the lives of others or injuring others, for example).
This would not be "Utopia" in the sense of unicorns, chocolate rivers and fluffy bunnies. But it would be in the sense that people could, relatively, live lives unencumbered by the possiblity of being told how to live their lives, or having others legally exerting power over them.
Sure, death, theft, and various other bad things would continue to occur - but life is not without risks, nor should we hope to have no risk.