In digging into the meaning of the word “utopia,” one discovers two meanings have been assigned to the word.
In the heart of many people is a desire for a non-obtainable concept of utopia. The concept of building a utopian society goes further back in history than the 1516 book by Sir Thomas More with the title “Utopia.” The search for utopia can be found as the people of old tried to build a tower to God, known as the tower of Babel. The true story from the Bible about the people determining they had the brain power and the human strength to build a tower to God in order to show they could be equal with God proved their idea to be a colossal failure. In digging into the meaning of the word “utopia,” one discovers two meanings have been assigned to the word. One of the meanings is “good place.” The second meaning of utopia is “no place.” Can we …
Patch wants to explore the idea of a changing American Dream. What's your American Dream?
Monday, August 15, 2011
The "American Dream" — the idea that here in the United States freedom offers the possibility of prosperity and success for hard workers — has it changed? Barrow Patch is rolling out a new series called Dispatches to explore the idea of a changing American Dream. National media outlets are reporting daily on stories about American families, businesses owners and communities adjusting to these trying economic times. National debates about unemployment, foreclosures, debt, religion, government and private enterprise all touch on fundamental ways in which we have come to see ourselves and the communities in which we live. At Patch, we don't think there's one American Dream, but a multitude of dreams to which a multitude of people are working…