A safe but dull utopia has an unexpected need for people who can go outside of the norm and venture into dangerous situations.
They’re a bit light on those, as a society, but by relaxing the constraints a bit on the psych profiles, they’ve got some candidates who are within a few standard deviations of ‘Adventurous’.
Oneironauts journey into a patient’s psyche to guide them through constructed scenarios to a better mental state.
Unfortunately, pushing on one part of a personality has a tendency to make it push back from somewhere else, …
The City and the Stars, by Arthur C. Clarke
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)
Interpreting The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as an allegory for monetary policy
( now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d type ~ T. Jones )
Civilization (game series)