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False Happiness Aldous Huxley states that if there were no disease no physical or mental pain the world would be stable and everything would be perfect and run smoothly With inventions such as soma and conditioning along with preventing any instability they know the world of Utopia to be perfect When something seems perfect understanding the reason behind it is sometimes difficult False impressions are used to make the people believe they are happy A primary example of false happiness is the conditioning the children received at all times of the day and night Sleep teaching Death and Neo-Pavlovian conditioning were all methods used These procedures brainwashed the children into believing they were truly happy In reality they couldnt think for themselves and they just believed what they had been told For example if the children that were going through the conditioning were Betas they would hear things such as Alpha children wear grey They work much harder than we do because theyre so frightfully clever Im glad Im a Beta because I dont work so hard And then we are much better then the Gammas and Deltas Gammas are stupid They all wear green and Delta Children wear khaki Oh no I dont want to play with Delta children And Epsilons are still worse Theyre too stupid to be able The effects of conditioning made the children believe that they were better off being themselves than anyone else That way they could not wish they were any better because they believed that they were already the best The Utopians rely on a simple pill of soma to take their minds off reality Soma was an escape from where they really were and what
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