Tell me how this sounds, the perfect life, looks and family.
All of these things sound pretty good, right? Many strive to be perfect, aspire to be presidents, and world leaders. It has been taught that practice makes perfect and anything short of perfection was not acceptable. I believe perfection is a goal that is not obtainable.
Growing up I have always tried to make my parents proud. When I did something wrong I made it hard on myself to learn from my mistakes and get better. A speeding ticket here, argument there, and I knew I was not perfect.
When it came time to take a placement test for college I scored well below the high expectations I set for myself. Because I scored poorly, I needed to take three extra classes before I could start taking my normal classes.
The thing that hurt the most was the extra money it cost my parents to pay for the classes and it was all because I couldn’t reach the standards I set for myself.
With a tear in my eyes, I promised to change and never fall short of my goals. I improved my grades, lowered my high expectations and really put the word perfect in perspective.
Today many people adore celebrities, athletes and musicians. They live a life that many want and want to have. These groups of people in the higher anarchy of life are considered perfect to many. Even though they are considered perfect, it still doesn’t mean that they are perfect, and I am sure many feel they aren’t.
There are many celebrities who are talented, but not perfect. Someone may be a good singer, but they aren’t perfect, which is why they practice every day.
Even getting a 100 on a test and having a 4.0 GPA is wonderful, but it isn’t perfect.
It just means that you put time and dedication into school and you are rewarded for it by getting good grades. Does it mean that you are better than anyone else? It means that you might know more about what you studied, but still nowhere near perfect, it doesn’t make you the perfect student.
It means 4.0 students and people who dropped out of high school both watch the same sunrise in the morning and the same sunset at night.
Both still people in the same world, but one may be stronger in certain aspects in life than another, and it doesn’t make them a better of a person.
Perfection will never be achieved. I’m sorry it’s true.
Instead of worrying about being perfect, worry about being happy and being the best person that you can be. Worry about helping others and helping them become happy and become a better person that is something that perfection can never do.