Practice makes Perfect?

August 23, 2007

 

I came across a quote that intrigued me the other day.  It simply stated “Find contentment in less than perfection”.  Is there some truth to this? I think generally people range from being laid back and not really caring to being, what we refer to as, “perfectionists”. Is there a right or a wrong?

Think of general day to day accomplishments and one could argue that it’s never quite good enough unless you’re striving for excellency or perfection in everything you do or try. But will you ever arrive? It think we can all agree, regardless f your beliefs, that no one is perfect. Does it just end up adding too much stress to the situation by never being fully satisfied with your work? There’s generally a standard by which everything is to be done…why not just be content with meeting the standard? After all, there is a reason that standard was created. But somehow, society has taught us to believe that if we aren’t shooting for the stars, we aren’t trying hard enough. Hence the out of control levels of stress in those around us.

And what about relationships? Is there really that perfect man or women out there for us? Or do they just end up being perfect for us individually. I feel like the older people get in single life, the more they claim they “need” in a partner. She’s just not quite this or just not quite that. When in reality, are we just becoming too set in our own ways and therefore becoming all around less compatible with anyone else. Now don’t get me wrong, I will never condone “settling”, as some like to call it. But I see some individuals who I plain old cannot understand why they are still single. They are attractive, talented, established, independant, and never more ready to move on in life. And yet, they just cannot find that perfect mate, despite endless attempts.

So maybe “perfection”, as we describe, it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Maybe it’s merely a form of disillusionment that keeps this rat race of life going full tilt.

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Quote of the Day

April 25, 2007

“It’s not like I’m going to look into my angry-bag and see I’ve run out of Angry!”

-L. Beaton