A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realization of Utopias.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Our progress over the past 200 years has been stupendous. In fact, we have created Utopia. We do not seem to realize this. The real crisis of our time, of my generation, is that we can’t come up with anything better. It’s time Humanity starts looking out, seeing a better country. And sets sail.
(Excerpts from Utopia For Realists by Rutger Bregman)