What is Perfection?


I would never walk around saying that,” I am a perfect person,” because  I am not. There is not a single person on this planet who is “flawless.” To be flawless one would be without any blemishes or imperfections. I have plenty of blemishes, pores, and imperfections. I can show you them if you really want to see them. I am just a moral, ethical, and kind person. I have no problem admitting when I am wrong, however I cannot say the same for every other person on this planet. If there is anyone who walks around saying, “Sarish is perfect,” it is because that is his or her perception of me. Perception is the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses. I am sure there are about 1,000,000 people in this world who would look at me and say many bad things about me. That’s perfectly fine, we are all entitled to our own opinions, and your opinion does not matter to me. That is not meant to sound rude, however it may be perceived that way in someone’s eyes. If you live your life caring about what every single person says about you, then you will not be able to live life in peace.

The desire to be perfect is what burdens many people and is the reason for many individual’s unhappiness in this world. As stated in “The Problem with Perfection,” Psychology Today article, Mel Schwartz states that, “The very notion of perfection is rooted in the paradigm of Newton’s mechanistic universe.” Human being were never intended to be perfect. That is the definition of being human. It is important to remind ourselves that the goal isn’t to emulate a machine, but to embrace the imperfection of being a human being. When you strive for perfection, you forget what is most important in life.  If you live to be perfect, then there is nothing wrong with that either. I just do not want to get lost in caring about what everyone else thinks of me.