The universe is like a machine; each part functions by the cooperation of another component that likewise relies on yet another, with all components functioning in unison to complete its given task – in this case, the creation and housing of life. If anything were to interfere with even the smallest part of this so-called Universal Machine, the entire device would fail to operate properly. Even the most miniscule of faults in the most complex of machines could cause a catastrophic outcome, and, incidentally, the more complicated the machine, the more places faults may occur. It is then a wonder how the universe can keep itself in such perfect balance despite its apparent volatility… a balance the human machine lacks the capacity to achieve.
Why do we lack it? For the reason I stated in my initial example: there is something interfering with our ability to function appropriately. We are damaged and imperfect, and without repairing this fatal flaw in our societal machinery, we are doomed to fail. This flaw… it can only be called the human spirit, the essence of our emotions that divert our efforts away from cooperation and into the vile depths of strife. It is the very faults in the human spirit – pride, arrogance, selfishness – that deeply root this world’s conflict. We fight because we feel the necessity; we kill in the name of fear, anger, and identity. These feelings drive us, compel us and our actions, leaving destruction and incompleteness in its wake.
This very incompleteness is inherently human, residing like a festering blemish on our souls that prevent us from ever attaining the very perfection that we strive for in futility. An incompleteness that I both hate and loathe to hate, as hatred only further opens this mortal wound that threatens our species. Yes, our very sentiments ultimately serve to ail us, stymieing our capacity to grow and achieve by wrenching us back into the depths of conflict whenever our fragile hearts are fragmented by disagreement. And are disagreements not pointless hindrances when without their catalyst we can attain a unification – a completeness that will propel humankind to new heights through absolute cooperation? This is the world I aim to achieve: a world lacking in pain, in sorrow, in strife, in pity… a world freed from the detestable claws of contention… a veritable utopia.