Perfect Imperfection

How many times have you asked yourself “What is ‘perfect’?” The commonly accepted definition or conception of “perfect” is getting everything right, everything goes your way; life is sublime. Unfortunately, we all know that isn’t the case. Nothing in life is perfect. Nothing was ever made to be perfect.

So, how can someone ever tell you to be “perfect” when it’s not possible? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? It’s especially frustrating with parents, who raised you to be the “perfect” kid who’s supposed to do well in school and behave. But here’s the thing. They know you cannot be perfect. It’s just not humanly possible. If they say something is done “perfectly”, it’s probably how they see things should be done. Sure, we can fantasize all we want about completing that objective “perfectly” and hope they shut up about it. But really, what they mean is they want you to try to be perfect. Everyone strives to be perfect. It’s just simply human nature, and it’s also human nature to get frustrated when things aren’t going your way. They want you to try your best to achieve your goals.

It’s even more stressful in relationships, when you have to try to satisfy both you and your lover’s wants and needs. No relationship is perfect. Some things are just bound to have flaws in them. But it’s up to you two to fix them.

Human perfection is perhaps the most frustrating thing to have to deal with in nature. And, like I said, it’s normal. Just ride the calm waters and go with the flow. And if things just don’t turn out right and you find yourself on the verge of banging your head against the wall, take as many deep breaths as you need just to slow things down and calm your nerves.

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