“Nothing’s perfect, the world’s not perfect. But it’s there for us, trying the best it can; that’s what makes it so damn beautiful.” ~ Hiromu Arakawa
Odds are at some point in your life you have striven for perfection. There has been something that has driven you to demand a level of excellence in yourself that is beyond the humanly possible, and you have pursued this objective with diligence and ultimately you have failed to reach that perfection. This is by no means to say you did not succeed in whatever endeavor that you were pursing, but no matter how hard you pushed you seemed to miss perfection.
Missing perfection is nothing to be ashamed of. You are not perfect. Nobody is. You have made mistakes in your life that have harmed and hindered yourself and others. Even if you are one of the light-treading individuals in life, who have tried to avoid having their actions impact others, you still can be called imperfect for not having a large, positive impact in the lives of others. In fact, even if you have lead a life that you, with conviction in your heart, believe is perfect, it may not fit within the ideal framework of perfect as defined by society. You cannot be perfect, because the perfect human and the perfect life cannot be defined.
and that is fantastic
Perfect is boring. In a perfect world everyone has the same car, the same house, the same haircut. Perfection leaves no room for the mistakes that make our culture so amazing to live in. Perfection destroys the mystery in the world. You are an imperfect person living in an imperfect world, and that is a gift you should cherish.
For the next week I am going to be writing posts on this topic, about different areas in life that you are not perfect in (nobody can be), and why you should embrace that imperfection. These topics may hit very hard and they may showcase some deep flaws you may have, but that is the goal.
And let me be very clear: The idea that imperfection is a beautiful thing applies not to intentional malice and wrongdoings, but to the idea that the imperfections that arise while striving for perfection create the beauty present in the world today. You are a part of that, embrace it.
Introduction: Why You’re Not Perfect (And Why It’s A Good Thing)
Part 1: Why Your Relationships Are Not Perfect
Part 2: Why Your Career Is Not Perfect
Part 3: Why Your Body Is Not Perfect
Part 4: Why Your Choices Are Not Perfect
**This article is part of my November long blogging project for National Novel Writing Month. You can see the initial project description here** Posts – 6
Total Words – 2567
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