Is Idealism doomed?

There have been many communities – spiritual, artistic, political and agricultural that have lived and prospered on idealistic ideologies.

Personally I think we can improve and create a better, fairer world which does not destroy nature, have gross inequality or exploit people. What’s more I think that is worth fighting for.

I’m reading about Rudolf Laban right now – one of many.

And not all of those sixties communes and idealists died out or gave up! Some are still with us true to a better vision of how to live free of greed and destruction, closer to nature. We just don’t hear about them.

5 thoughts on “Is Idealism doomed?

  1. Good question. If humankind was an individual you’d think s/he was having a breakdown. But maybe the darkest hour is just before dawn. I have great faith in our essential creativity and ability to weather storms … but then again, being an idealist, I would say that wouldn’t I? I think we should be sceptical of idealism but never cynical, because then we miss the growth points.

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