What advantages might "sameness" have for a community? Is this loss of diversity worthwhile? The Giver pictures a community in which every person and his or her experience is precisely the same.  The climate is controlled, and competition has been eliminated in favor of a community in which everyone works only for the common good. What advantages might "sameness" have for a community?  Is this loss of diversity worthwhile? Explain.

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Gated Communities do not necessarily have the sameness of thought and action that is suggested here. Their sameness derives mostly from appearances, like lawns and houses built and maintained to certain standards, and general similarity in wealth and status.

However, in the U.S. there are many closed communities that are much more insular. Consider Fred Phelps's Westboro Baptist Church, an incredibly racist and hateful congregation that lives in a walled enclosure. Interviews with members and their actions outside the congregation show their uniform indoctrination.

The benefit is that there is no homelessness, unemployment or hunger.  The people...

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