Theories and Real Life
There are many ideas and practices that, in theory, should work. The difficulty, in my opinion, is that human nature often runs contrary to what is needed for many beautifully crafted theories to work.
For example, a very basic premise of communism is, as Karl Marx explained, "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs." What an extraordinary concept! If communism as it is practiced in the world functioned according to this premise, what a utopia would exist. Why isn't this theory practiced then? Human nature, where so many people operate by standards of greed, a need for exclusivity and more prevent this equal sharing of output and input.
Democracy in its purest definition gives power to the people. That's another beautiful concept, but one that is practiced in varying degrees throughout the world. For a democratic form of government to truly represent the people it serves, those people must make their choices known. In the United States, voter turnout is marginal during the off-presidential voting years and now where near 100 percent when it is a presidential election year. Even then, registered voters only represent a percentage of the entire population who are eligible for such registration. Again, human nature, along with a political system that that precludes true democracy, prevent the basic premise of the theory from coming to fruition.
These are just two of many examples of theories that work on paper but not in practice. Are there other such instances that you'd like to discuss?
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