Friday, January 15, 2010

What is perfection to you?

A while ago, I had this conversation with someone. She had said that she "wanted everything to be perfect". Well yeah, she's a perfectionist. Now, this got me thinking: what is life without imperfection? I know it seems rather far-fetched, but yeah. I'm not much of a perfectionist, after all.

Imagine a perfect world. There would be no sorrow, or no pain. Everyone would be happy, and, well, perfect. But then, what would be so fun about that? Happiness wouldn't be worth much anymore. Life would just keep going on, and in a dull matter, too. If there is no pain, how do we learn? How do we move on? What would be the point of life? Besides, every day would seem so mindless, since everything we do is flawless; there are no such things as mistakes.

I remember this lesson we had in school: the Holocaust. Hitler's idea about the "perfect society" is ridiculous. Our society may have a lot of concerns, but it is perfect in its own way. We are all unique, as we have all heard over and over again. Now, I'm sure it would be boring if we all looked alike and acted alike. It would be enough to drive anyone crazy!

Once, I saw this quote that said, "Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It simply means that you have learned to see past the imperfections." I couldn't agree more. I mean, if you're only going to be happy when everything is "perfect", then you'll never be truly satisfied!

Perfection for me is simple: it's being truly happy and being able to do what I want to do. It's just enjoying everything that comes my way. Let's be honest, sometimes I can be quite a pessimist. But hey, life is there for me to enjoy, and it won't be there forever.

Well, that's my opinion; you don't have to necessarily agree, of course. But let me ask you a question: What is perfection to you?


  1. you're right.
    i'll try to be imperfect perfectly.

  2. somebody rightly said

    Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a courses greater than oneself

  3. If someone believe's that he/she is leading a perfect life then thats a complete mixture of his/her overconfidence and misconception. In my personal opinion no one can be a perfect or as you said perfectionist in their life, and the main reason is that we are 'Human Beings", so we are unfortunately born to do mistakes and no to be perfect.

    People seems to pretend their life as perfect, they don't realize that we are always in a course of learning something, from the book called "Life", from its different chapter of our hard experiences or from the most messed up situation in our life etc. we learn from every moment of our life, but we forget that learning itself will not be enough to be perfect in life and so it also needs implementing what life has taught us.

    Inshort its a "Buy 2 get 1 free" like offer from life, i.e.
    Learn lessons from your life situations, Implement those lessons in your daily life,
    and you will see Perfection comes automatically.....