Unnamed Journal Volume 2, Issue 4 - Page 7

Unsurprisingly, the tyuschika, for all of their outward diversity and individual liberties, are an extremely homogenous culture. They believe that filling ones role, staying in ones lane until it changes as needed, is paramount. Acceptance and tolerance of everyone regardless of appearance, background, or personal preferences is an assumed value. Crime and violence are practically unheard of, yet are corrected immediately when they do occur. Theirs is a society that believes in one right way of being; a society where every need is fulfilled, every desire granted; a society where dissenters are cut-off or reprogrammed. They find our struggles to survive on our own planet baffling, even pathetic. The Family's focus on harmony is why human culture and civilization are regarded as quaint at best and barbaric at worst. They find our struggles to survive on our own planet baffling, even pathetic. Their social scientists believe we compete amongst ourselves far too much. They believe this is to be the result of trying to preserve too many disparate value systems and competing economic models. They tout their advanced sciences as the key to an individual's freedom and adaptability that makes the betterment of all possible. Indeed, it is this very adaptability of the individual that enables the tyuschika way of life. We have only to surrender our agency in order to join them.