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Would you live in the Society?

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Julianna So, knowing what you know about the Society and pretending that the rebels are not about to overthrow it, would you choose to live in the Society?

I would- I would trade freedom and privacy for absolute security and assurance in life. Besides, you wouldn't feel like you're freedom and privacy are being infringed upon.


Misha I wouldn't because i like haing the freedom to do whatever i want. I would hate to hae my life controlledin every way. And the keeping of only 100 of the best things would KILL me i wouldn't be able to handle seeing all those books and songs being destroyed to never be seen again.


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No thanks to communism, freedom is too valuable.


Jonida I lived in that society in Albania until 14 which is why it baffles me when I see people that know nothing about that life park in front of our courts in Houston to demand communism. We had a group actually live in the park with all their belongings while campaigning and I wanted to go and shake them into reality by telling them some brutal stories from my life .

No would be the answer :)


Jessica Crone Yes, it would be nice to have your whole life planned out for you but I definitely wouldn't be able to stand not having the freedom we have today. Also I don't think I could cope with having the government shoving their nose in my life all the time, and all those guards, I would probably end up hitting one of them or freaking out!!!


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C.P. Lesley Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.

It's the ancient human dilemma: security or freedom. But really, would you give up Dylan Thomas for a career selected for you by someone else? Assuming, of course, that the alternative was not starvation.

Creativity requires freedom. Security, however pleasant, in the end leads to stagnation. Why else does Cassia respond to that poem the way she does?


Annie I think I probably would because I would never remembered having freedom if I had been born into the society. If I had to change now though then I would probably think it was cool for a while but then I would hate it because of the limited books and music.


Annie Jonida wrote: "I lived in that society in Albania until 14 which is why it baffles me when I see people that know nothing about that life park in front of our courts in Houston to demand communism. We had a group..."
Really?


Jonida Annie wrote: "Jonida wrote: "I lived in that society in Albania until 14 which is why it baffles me when I see people that know nothing about that life park in front of our courts in Houston to demand communism...."

Yes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_W...


the occupy group wanted to do away with capitalism and free enterprise , requested income equality for everyone whether you work more or less, and similar demands that have communist values. They had dragged beds, blankets etc and made the park their living space for a month I think. I was so puzzled when I saw them and learned who they are about what would posses someone demand for such a society where government would have more control and people loose freedoms of invention. But then I really doubt they knew what life would be like under such conditions :)


Michelle of course not. i wouldn't trade my freedom and the freedom of others for anything.


Gillian I wouldn't mind it, well I am only halfway through the book and I don't have a problem with what they're doing. But, my opinion may change.


Julianna Jonida wrote: "Annie wrote: "Jonida wrote: "I lived in that society in Albania until 14 which is why it baffles me when I see people that know nothing about that life park in front of our courts in Houston to dem..."

No they were protesting corruption and the huge income disparity. You can have a smaller income disparity without having socialism. Socialism is much more extreme than what the Occupy Wall Street Movement wanted.


Julianna Also- what do you guys think of the people dying when they're 80? (Even when you find out how that happens- trying not to spoil it here!)

I think its actually a good idea. Especially since aging can be so debilitating and depressing.


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C.P. Lesley Julianna wrote: "Also- what do you guys think of the people dying when they're 80? (Even when you find out how that happens- trying not to spoil it here!)

I think its actually a good idea. Especially since aging ..."


Except that some people nowadays live to 105 in full possession of their faculties. That's 25 years lost!

That alone would do it for me. Old age can indeed be debilitating, but suppose it's not—or not according to some predetermined schedule? Should someone else have the final word?


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Lyn Ngo No way. I wouldn't trade a world of freedom for a controlling society.


Mia;emma yes because then i can rebel and become like Cassia;)


Jessica K I would not like to live in the society. They are to controled and i would like to free and not be controled. Also almost always watched, or always having to stick to a time to do ceartin things.


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Julianna wrote: "Also- what do you guys think of the people dying when they're 80? (Even when you find out how that happens- trying not to spoil it here!)

I think its actually a good idea. Especially since aging ..."

It's a terrible idea to play God or whatever higher power you believe in. Even if you just believe life is life then you need to let it play out, not go "Hey, you're 80 let's kill you." It's sick, in my opinion, not trying to start a fight


Clara No that would be a horrible place to live, in my opinion


Julianna Baylor wrote: "Julianna wrote: "Also- what do you guys think of the people dying when they're 80? (Even when you find out how that happens- trying not to spoil it here!)

I think its actually a good idea. Especi..."


I think its about time someone start playing god. So much in the world happens that makes absolutely no sense.


Gemma I don't know. I think if i was brought up that way, I wouldn't have a problem with it. But like all dystopian novels, you can see a malfunction in the society before the main character does,


Julianna Right- I would love to have grown up there, but not move there now.

And also, then you wouldn't feel like you're giving anything up.


Anastasia I wouldn't, thats like being grounded your whole life. Not getting to choose who you love, well thats just horrible and cruel.


Julianna It's not that you can't choose who you love so much that the Society picks the person they know will be your perfect match.


Mia;emma abit of both really


Khadeza living in the society mean that everything is planned out for you, in a way you get it easy by living in the society. I would hate to live in the society, i like to see what the future has planned for us, I like the feeling of have a bit of hardship in life, it makes you a stronger person.


Isabella I would not like to live in society and would never be able to. It's way to controlled, for me. Even if I grew up in society, I'm guessing that I would see some of the flaws in it (or, at least, I hope I would). Even though there's security and everything, I would rather have freedom. Like, complete freedom.


Casey I don't think I could live in a place like that. While sometimes I do like having some things chosen for me, I could never live my life like that. I have a hard time listening to what little authority I have now sometimes. I could never survive constant scrutiny and control.


Toria Capp No, I don't like being told what to do, so it would not be good for me


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Gaby Testa no i wouldn't. The way the society is described in the book. It just sounds so boring.


Ailbhe Guilford I can't stand people making decisions for me or telling me how to live my life. Plus only being able to listen to the same 100 songs would drive me up the walls, so my answer is hell no.


Rachel I think if I was born in the society I could live with it, but knowing about everything that's out there right now I don't think I could. In one way I think it would be nice for me. I'm terribly indecisive and it would be nice to have the decisions made for me.


Shayla Some parts of the society sound nice, but having no freedom to choose for yourself does not sound like a life I want to live. They don't really get to choose how they dress, or what they eat. Yes, the society promises health, but still, they choose what you eat. And the fact that they only have 100 songs, 100 poems, and 100 paintings is terrible. Being told what do to, and how to live my life, while having my every move being monitored is not something for me. I like my privacy and my freedom.


Stephania i dont think i could live in the society there some good things but there are a lot more bad things in the society!


Shayla Agreed, ha.


Lauren :) I wouldn't continue to live in society, I think there comes a time when just security isnt enough and you have to stand up for your freedom.


Michelle Heegaard I would most definetly not choose the society over my personal freedom to choose what ever i want to do and have someone else to choose whoever to love, my job and my life.

No, absolutely not. Just the thought of onle having 100 of each art are creepy and scares the hell out of me.


Caralin For sooo many reasons I would NOT want to live in the Society. I would become a Anomly so fast with the way I talk. My tounge is my strongest weapon. If anyone ever tried to take that away I would.. like go all ninja in te person. LOL ;D Also having 100 of each thing!?!? NOOOOO!! I couldnt survive. ESPEACIALLY WITH MUSIC!!! I cant live without music. I knwo the lyrics to over 1-- songs not to mention the ones i like just dont know the lyrics. Also the POERTY! I am soo inlove with poetry, I could not survive with only 100 poems.
OMG they would not like me in hte Society, I would cause more trouble than anyone...hehe ;)


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Caralin 100*
wow sorry people i just started ranting


Caralin Annie wrote: "I think I probably would because I would never remembered having freedom if I had been born into the society. If I had to change now though then I would probably think it was cool for a while but ..."

Well Cassia changed and watned freedom, and she never knew the beausties of freedom. Then she wanted to know how that felt and wanted freedom


Knockout I would NEVER, NEVER live with society. I need to have freedom and space. besides we could not eat from one anothers plate don't you guys ever eat from someone elses plate before?


Natoz!!! i would hate it!!!!!


Caralin 08hannahc wrote: "I would NEVER, NEVER live with society. I need to have freedom and space. besides we could not eat from one anothers plate don't you guys ever eat from someone elses plate before?"

yes!! I do that ALOT


Jenna No! I enjoy my freedom and I wouldn't want to live in the Society, even though thier lifestyle was very practical.


Amanda It sounds like a perfect place...I'll go, but I'll stay for a while then make a Great Escape for myself cause I really think the Society sounds TERRIBLE in many ways! Like let me do want I want! I'm not following rules like that! I like being loud around my friends and read, draw, and do so may things the society prohibited their citizens from doing! I'M A VERY HAPPY PERSON WITH LIVE NOW!!


Caralin IKR!! I would not be following any of the rules lol hehe


Jonida Ok I wanted to see if you have any time to read it what do you think about this.

http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/3...


Rebecca I actually agree with the creator of this post. I would actually not mind living in The Society. Most parts of it actually sound pretty enticing to me, but, of course, the not having a choice if the government makes a choice that isn't really suitable for me would be a turn off. I guess both kinds of societies (ours now and the Society's one) have their advantages and disadvantages... Just depends on what you're looking for and treasure in life..


message 49: by Halle (last edited Feb 10, 2013 06:02PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Halle I think the Society isn't the worst scenario we could end up with. It sounds like an attempted utopia, and it isn't half bad. Yes, the complete control of people is frowned upon, but it's to keep things going smoothly. Do I agree with it? No, but power always corrupts. This wasn't the worst case of control-freak.


Carol krüger i do not like society it does not give you choice, there is no freedom and the life sounds boring because everything is the same there is no challenge which is what life is about.


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