My Little Rambling #73: Would You Want to Live in Equestria?


In a recent post on Equestria Daily, Sethisto poses questions asking how much of Equestria is a utopia, and how it compares to Earth. Unsurprisingly, there’s not much talk about heavy subjects like politics or economics in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but Equestria seems to be a happy land for what it has. Maybe future episodes will go into detail about the many intricacies of life there, but the public seems happy to be able to do most anything they want. Of course, like humans, ponies have to deal with everyone from bullies to scam artists, but as the show teaches, it’s possible to defend oneself from negative forces with hard work and determination. Stories like these make the show more realistic, as opposed to if the writers chose to portray a fake, impossibly successful utopia free from conflict.



There’s no one-size-fits-all answer as to what would qualify Equestria as a utopia, but from what’s been shown, its citizens appear happier in the big picture than the denizens of Earth. Of course, we haven’t seen that much of large cities such as Manehattan, but Ponyville certainly feels like a tight-knit community of cooperative citizens who can quickly rebuild and recover after the occasional monster attack or other bizarre disaster. I certainly wouldn’t mind living somewhere like that, where residents are free to do just about anything they want while maintaining a strong community.




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Mark Theroux

Mark is g33ky about a lot of things, including music (especially his hero “Weird Al” Yankovic); movies (just about anything goes in that category); TV (ranging from older Simpsons to Breaking Bad to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); and video games (he started with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Sega Genesis, and his modern consoles of choice are the Nintendo 3DS and – most recently – Wii U.) Some of his other favorite things are cats, Chipotle burritos and long walks on the beach. His least favorite things include poison ivy (the plant, not the smokin’ Batman supervillain), rude people and the inevitability of making a typo or two.

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