Here’s what I have to say. It isn’t perfection we look for. Most of the time we mistake our own definition of perfection from acceptance in the society and pride in our reputation. It is the idea of being perfect that we look up to.
Take these situations for example.
1.) Materialism. This isn’t perfection. It is simply jealousy and hunger for something we do not have…it is yearning for perfection in terms of having something to show off to the society.
2.) Acceptance. Okay, so most of us aren’t accepted. Well, that I can say. Most of us or maybe even all of us have experienced rejection once in our lives. As simple as not being able to belong in the group of your so-called friends is already a form of rejection. You want to be accepted in this petty world therefore you try to change and you try to be someone you’re not which is being desperate or at light cases, just being bullied by the other side of society.
3.) Reputation and Pride. As artists, as bloggers, teachers, scientists and whatnot, we have tried so hard to build our name and let it grow for people to remember. For years and decades we have been sitting straightly, speaking with dignity and doing our best not to trip, fall or look crooked on our stolen pictures. But sometimes we cross the boundaries too much, we tend not only to keep up with what we started but we are already abusing ourselves. Too.much.requirements.to.be.myself.
4.) Criticism. This is somehow related to numbers 2 and 3. We try to be perfect that the moment we receive criticisms or corrections, we become too proud to accept them. Therefore we insist on what we really want but still, that single criticism keeps us busy all day. Ayt? Most of the time, this leads to insecurity.
5. Insecurity. From the range of 1-10, 10 being the highest, I think being insecure is the highest form of depression. I’m not being over-reactive here, I’m trying to be realistic about how serious insecurity is. We look at her, at him, I definitely need those pants, that phone, that ombre hair, that girlfriend that anything. I want to be blemish free, I want to talk like her, so full of confidence, I want to be her. I don’t need your small talk. Just tell me this work of mine is cool and I’ll be cool with you. Seriously? I understand how we have our own insecurities but I’m also trying my best not to be too attached with mine because the more I see how imperfect I am, the more I kind of love myself.
The more people make mistakes, the more I realize I have even more. The more I see how people judge me, the more I don’t want to judge them, because I’m not one to judge. Let’s all work hand-in-hand to stop the crave of various perfections and the negativity it brings that captivates us for the rest of our lives.