What society should learn from the book, Brave New World is that discrimination is experienced by just about everyone in one form or another. That life could be much better for everyone if we could look past differences and work together to achieve a society in which everyone is content. In the Brave New World there is a vision of Utopia among the people. They are conditioned to be happy and content in their positions in society. Jealousy, racism and sexism are not issues. Today s society is full of hatred, racism, sexism and classism.
People judge others based on appearance or social class.If we could somehow focus on the goal of happiness and help and use others to obtain this perhaps reachable goal. Happiness has been and always will be a controversial goal. True happiness as far as I see it is unobtainable.
No matter what advances we make, there is always cravings for more. We see this in the book with Bernard who received praise from just about everyone in society for discovering and bringing back the savage. His new found lifestyle goes straight to his head and he begins to converse with high society controllers and directors, which he never could before.He dives head first into the lifestyle which he used to dispise. Having different girls every other night, using them like meat, which he criticized the other men of doing to Lenina.
Eventually it all caught up to him and he fell d0own hard. In the book they were able to achieve a society, well on paper, where everyone was content. Due to there conditioning, they had no worries. The lower caste society knew of no better life. They were happy and the higher caste societies were happy because they were more educated and well respected by the lower classes.
If ever they ecame depressed or angry or just bored, there was Soma, the perfect drug. All of this was achieved because after a major war called A Years War, people were willing to cooperate with anything just to get a sane and peaceful life back. They put aside discrimination and hate and worked together to obtain a society in which everyone had the opportunity to be happy, no matter your ethnic background or social standard.
To an outsider like John, the Brave New World is disturbing. They are not accustomed to the way of life. Therefore they do not understand what it is like to be a art of the community.The people in the Brave New World are conditioned to perform a certain job. This keeps society running smoothly like a well oiled machine. The people are happy and are working together to keep that happiness. Although today s society has no perfect drug or a specific job for each individual. It has opportunities to be comfortable and happy if you find the right environment.
If people took from this book, the sense that by helping others your helping yourself, than society could become a place where hatred, racism and sexism don t play a big role in everyday life.