Designing the Perfect State

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From the ancient to the modern, societies have always been striving to create the perfect state. Philosophers, such as Plato and Lao Tsu, have provided opinions for centuries as to what constitutes this state. The perfect state is one in which true cooperation exist, allowing the state to effectively overcome any problem. Although some argue absolute collaboration is unreachable, the reality is that with a set of fundamental elements this state is possible. To establish this society, there must exist an equal distribution of wealth, to eliminate the conflict caused by social stratification. There would be a strict division of labor based on each individual’s strengths, allowing the growth of interdependence. Additionally, there would exist censorship from unnecessary knowledge to eliminate distractions from collaboration. Furthermore, there must exist a shared leadership system, allowing for collaboration between multiple leaders and eliminating conflicts caused by dictatorship. Characterized by these four elements, the perfect state would be one capable of efficiently maintaining full collaboration, allowing for effective problem solving. The ideal state would have an equal distribution of wealth, because a state in which the populace is at constant competition with each other cannot remain truly cooperative. This would allow for detachment from wealth, decreasing conflict between individuals. Lao Tsu once said the claim of wealth and attachment to things will cause
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