This blog writer is only 16 years old and has this figured out already! How old were you when you began to understand imperfection is good enough?
Voltaire, the extraordinary French writer, once claimed: “Perfect is the enemy of good”. Strange, huh?
I agree with him. When I reflect on my life so far, I notice how perfection has never been as interesting as imperfection. My flaws, rough edges, weaknesses, on the other hand, have been… memorable.
I used to think that I could change the entire world if I wanted to, let alone people and their feelings towards me. I wanted to be the best at everything and at every time. For me, 2 + 2 always had to equal 4. I lived my life like a rule book, and anything that went another way would frustrate me to the core. However, overtime I realised that I, nor the world, can ever be perfect. Sometimes others let us down, sometimes we let others down. And that is okay. That is perfectly normal. Leaving the idea of…
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When did I learn it? TODAY! Not only did I learn a new word: “flawsome.” I will also try to train myself “to aim for excellence not perfection.” A burden has been lifted. Thank you!
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