Human feelings and personality are fundamental parts of human conduct, which make us not the same as other living things or living things. By removing human emotions and individual characters from society, it is nearly what might be called taking for granted the humanity privilege. The Brave New World society, as far as anyone knows, eradicates isolation, feeling and religion alongside racism, yet this joy is not genuine happiness.
In the Brave New World society, to accomplish what’s referred to them as joy, individuals are encouraged to take soma, a medication which contains “all the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects” (Huxley 55). This implies this medication has zero negative impacts; however, it has the greater part of the charming elements of taking medication. Soma additionally serves as a substitute for religion, in this way clarifying its merits of Christianity when its clients go through “the infinitely friendly world of soma-holiday” (Huxley 76). As it is referred to, Soma-holiday is fundamentally a relaxation activity in which a man takes part in an expanded session of doing soma. While beyond any doubt, the clients may appreciate soma but reality dawns when the medication wears off. The happiness keeps going just the length of the medication, and personally, I can sum up this claim as legitimate.
When I was a little kid, I had always been annoyed with going to the specialist. I would be given a packet of gummy bears to keep me under control. When eating these bears, I was contented and happy without the thought of anything else in the world. When I reached the specialist’s office, I had eaten most of my bears and needed to come back to reality. My joy lasted the length I was eating (Huxley 67). To avert such emotion in Brave New World, depending on their destined social paths, the human embryo undergoes deep conditioning as argued that “virtue-liking what you’ve got to do” (Huxley 15). The embryo cannot choose what makes it happy, and they constrain it in an insensitive manner. A person in a society with personal freedom would have the capacity to experience genuine happiness by his preference since it must be felt. The conceding of happiness was only one of the false guarantees given to the general society of the Brave New World. Safety and security were probably given to the Brave New World too.
By methods for hypnopedia, kids in the Brave New World are made aware of the ideas they have to learn in relation to their social class in society with no space for other information. They are mentally programmed into cherishing their position in the social pyramid, regardless of what it might be. Alphas are the top class; Beta’s come next, and after that, Gamma’s, Deltas, lastly Epsilons. It is postulated that “Alpha children wear gray. They work much harder than we do because they’re so frightfully clever. I’m awfully glad I’m a Beta because I don’t work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid.” (Huxley 28). The hypnopedia line is meant to prepare kids to tolerate higher classes as predominant, and into the review, bring down classes as lesser classes that ought to be discarded. This thus wrecks envy and anything that may follow in its way, for instance, a battle. Be that as it may, it is very amusing that although discrimination and racism have been abolished, there still exists another type. People are genetically and scientifically influenced to appear as something else, treated diverse, and work distinctively without the possibility of rising the social ladder.
Therefore, personal freedom might be a passage for violence and all the negative characters, but on the other hand, it is a medium for genuine happiness. The society depicted in Brave New world does, in reality, give individuals the freedom to endure sufferings and additionally offers individuals the freedom to prevent and minimize that suffering. Happiness and violence must exist together in social freedom. It is significant for people to have a character and feel, as it is what makes us human and evidence of our humankind. Not able to pick one’s pathway in life is what might as well be called slavery, which such a large number of individuals in our society have battled against. Personal freedom is essential to keep such things from happening and is thus more critical than a steady society.
Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. Black Cat, 1996.
Huxley, Aldous. The Perennial Philosophy: An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East and West. Harper Collins, 2009.