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Let's make the world a better place for our children by getting rid of fiction? Can you imagine what it would be like to live in a world where fiction is illegal? Fictional books, movies, and other media are all banned and illegal. This means you can only purchase something nonfiction related. You can't even write a fictional story because you'll get arrested. The story has to be nonfiction. What does this do for humanity? Will this make humanity smarter or remain the same? How would you react to a world like this? Do we as humans need fiction?


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I don't mind nonfiction but I mainly use it for research purposes for my fiction novels. I wouldn't want to live in a world like that. I'm a very creative person and this will abuse my creativity. Reading fiction is like a gateway, a short release from everyday life. I mean there is nothing wrong with nonfiction but to rid the world of fiction is like getting rid of hopes and dreams. Just my opinion thought.

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No. But not all fiction was created equal
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No. But not all fiction was created equal


I guess so.
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i world were fiction isn't allowed wouldn't be a good world to be in first of all many progress we've made started off as fiction for example flight,submarines, phones etc were original found as fictional material so without fiction i think the world culture etc would stagnate. plus would probably have been passed enforced by a tyrannical government. plus it would take a lot fo fun out of life if can't read, watch shows/movies,video games etc. so a world without fiction would most likely not be all that great to live in.
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i world were fiction isn't allowed wouldn't be a good world to be in first of all many progress we've made started off as fiction for example flight,submarines, phones etc were original found as fictional material so without fiction i think the world culture etc would stagnate. plus would probably have been passed enforced by a tyrannical government. plus it would take a lot fo fun out of life if can't read, watch shows/movies,video games etc. so a world without fiction would most likely not be all that great to live in.


Dull, boring, and sad.
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dragonlord1234 wrote:

i world were fiction isn't allowed wouldn't be a good world to be in first of all many progress we've made started off as fiction for example flight,submarines, phones etc were original found as fictional material so without fiction i think the world culture etc would stagnate. plus would probably have been passed enforced by a tyrannical government. plus it would take a lot fo fun out of life if can't read, watch shows/movies,video games etc. so a world without fiction would most likely not be all that great to live in.


Dull, boring, and sad.


yep plus scary since its basically banning imagination so even thought would be banned
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dragonlord1234 wrote:

i world were fiction isn't allowed wouldn't be a good world to be in first of all many progress we've made started off as fiction for example flight,submarines, phones etc were original found as fictional material so without fiction i think the world culture etc would stagnate. plus would probably have been passed enforced by a tyrannical government. plus it would take a lot fo fun out of life if can't read, watch shows/movies,video games etc. so a world without fiction would most likely not be all that great to live in.


Dull, boring, and sad.


yep plus scary since its basically banning imagination so even thought would be banned



Exactly.
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Imagination is good for the soul.
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I don't read or watch much in the way of nonfiction, so without fiction I'd perhaps have to do that more. There could be an upside to that. But I really like fiction, which is why I read and watch it almost (but not quite) exclusively and overall, I would rather not see fiction banned.
Have you read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? It's in part about banning books.
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I don't read or watch much in the way of nonfiction, so without fiction I'd perhaps have to do that more. There could be an upside to that. But I really like fiction, which is why I read and watch it almost (but not quite) exclusively and overall, I would rather not see fiction banned.
Have you read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? It's in part about banning books.




I've heard of it but never read it.
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davidnoman wrote:

I don't read or watch much in the way of nonfiction, so without fiction I'd perhaps have to do that more. There could be an upside to that. But I really like fiction, which is why I read and watch it almost (but not quite) exclusively and overall, I would rather not see fiction banned.
Have you read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? It's in part about banning books.




I've heard of it but never read it.



I'd recommend it, personally. Bradbury has a rather unique writing style, not all of his stuff is absolutely perfect (and most of his books I haven't actually read) but at his best, he's really great.

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qualeshia3 wrote:


davidnoman wrote:

I don't read or watch much in the way of nonfiction, so without fiction I'd perhaps have to do that more. There could be an upside to that. But I really like fiction, which is why I read and watch it almost (but not quite) exclusively and overall, I would rather not see fiction banned.
Have you read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? It's in part about banning books.




I've heard of it but never read it.



I'd recommend it, personally. Bradbury has a rather unique writing style, not all of his stuff is absolutely perfect (and most of his books I haven't actually read) but at his best, he's really great.



Thank you.
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davidnoman wrote:

I don't read or watch much in the way of nonfiction, so without fiction I'd perhaps have to do that more. There could be an upside to that. But I really like fiction, which is why I read and watch it almost (but not quite) exclusively and overall, I would rather not see fiction banned.
Have you read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? It's in part about banning books.


But Usher II, from "The Martian Chronicles", was about banning fiction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHqS_yAimss

Bradbury pretty much banned everything good in the future. He would wake up one morning, have breakfast, and write a future society where bacon was banned.

(And Fahrenheit wasn't about banning books, it was about burning reading material, since there was obviously no more need for it.
As explained here, it always happens slowly.)
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It'd be terrible.

Progress is made when we dream of that which we don't have. We'd grind to a standstill and, even if I can see some merit to it (Unable to escape reality, and thus be forced to make reality to be best we can), it wouldn't manifest.

Plus I can only imagine effect on people considering how many use it as an escape now, if it'd be taken away and we'd be forced to confront reality.

Or we'd all get high af, or go for stronger stuff. In essence; anyone seen Equilibrium? We'd be medicated to hell and back.
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davidnoman wrote:

I don't read or watch much in the way of nonfiction, so without fiction I'd perhaps have to do that more. There could be an upside to that. But I really like fiction, which is why I read and watch it almost (but not quite) exclusively and overall, I would rather not see fiction banned.
Have you read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury? It's in part about banning books.


But Usher II, from "The Martian Chronicles", was about banning fiction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHqS_yAimss

Bradbury pretty much banned everything good in the future. He would wake up one morning, have breakfast, and write a future society where bacon was banned.

(And Fahrenheit wasn't about banning books, it was about burning reading material, since there was obviously no more need for it.
As explained here, it always happens slowly.)


Thank for the info.
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