Utopia came from the Greek words “ou” which means “not” and “tottos” which translates to “place”. Hence, it literally means “no place” since it is a fictional society which is characterized by a perfect or nearly perfect qualities. It is a community which focuses on economic, judicial, and legislative equality.

For example, heaven or paradise is often described as utopian since everything there is believed to be perfect. There are no taxes, illnesses, pain, and other forms of suffering. This term was coined in 1516 by Sir Thomas More. Its opposite is dystopia. Utopia is distinguished from “eutopia” which is a “good society” characterized by ideal wellbeing.

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