- How did The Shakers peel back the veneer of life?
- What are life’s essentials?
- Is there beauty in simplicity, in organization or is there beauty in complexity and chaos?
- Write a paragraph about a day in the life as an individual with only the survival layer of life. How would you feel? What would it be like?
- Read Trurl’s Machine by Stanislaw Lem.
- Why does Trurl get so mad at the machine?
- What is Lem’s point about utopia in crafting this story?
- What does futility mean in utopia?
- Go over the 5 -isms of the 19th Century.
- Which one seems most like you?
- Which one seems least like you?
- Which one will challenge your beliefs the most?
- What is your soul tied to?
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