Social Stability In Brave New World

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The society of brave new world sacrifices a lot of things in an attempt to maintain social stability. The main goal of the world state is to keep people happy and content in doing what they are supposed to do. The problem is that this cause people and society to stagnate. If everyone is happy and content then there is no need for any and all advancement. The price of social stability in Brave New World is too high because it prevents society from growing and there is no protection against the future. One problem with the way social stability is maintained in brave new world is forcing people to be happy where they are with no hope of advancing to any other positions. “All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny” (16). Human beings live to better themselves, it is not natural for humans to be content …show more content…
"All our science is just a cookery book, with an orthodox theory of cooking that nobody's allowed to question, and a list of recipes that mustn't be added to except by special permission from the head cook” (225). What is the point of science if not to advance human's understanding of everything and to solve problems that improve the quality of society. Without a complex understanding of science how can the world state stand to counteract any potential problems that may eventually plague them. An easy example to make is that of climate change. Science is able to predict climate change and tell us what we need to do to fix it. But if scientists weren't allowed to research whatever they felt was necessary at the time then we may only have found out about it when it was too late. Not letting scientists be scientists prevents them from predicting and counteracting potentially catastrophic events. Without this foresight the world state will only be able to deal with problems as they become obvious which may be too