Nothing Can Be Perfect, For That Would Be An Insult To The Universe.
From The Novel – Paul Of Dune, By Brian Herbert
Perfect – Excellent or complete beyond practical or theoretical improvement. Entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings.
When I started looking through the definitions of the word “perfect”, I discovered something interesting. In my opinion, there is no “perfect” definition of the word perfect.
I have, from time to time in my life, struggled with the conception of perfection.
I had periods in my life where I considered myself perfect and everyone else around me to be imperfect or flawed in some manner.
Imagine my surprise whenever I made a “mistake”. Each mistake was simply a reminder that no matter how perfect I thought I was, I was not perfect.
Over time, as I learned to deal with my own imperfections, that process helped me to begin to accept other people’s imperfections.
This led me to the following conclusion:
Perfection Is To Be Strived For, Even If It Is Rarely Achievable
My Thought On The Subject Have Changed Slightly
Over the past 2 days, I’ve come to the conclusion that my earlier conclusion needs to be updated as follows:
Perfection Is To Be Strived For, Even If It Is NEVER Achievable
What Made Me Change My Mind
I was listening to an audiobook yesterday and one of the main characters was created to be the universe’s PERFECT, super being. When someone around him pointed out his flaws and asked him how could that be (since he was supposed to be perfect), he replied:
Nothing Can Be Perfect, For That Would Be An Insult To The Universe
WOW !!! It hit me right then and there. There is only one thing that MIGHT be perfect, and that would be the universe (or whatever diety you chose to worship).
Nothing else is perfect. It can work toward perfection, but it’s NEVER, EVER, EVER going to get there.
If you look carefully through the Laws of Positioning which I’ve created, you will not that I have NOT included a rule about perfection. I was never sure why until now. Now I’m sure why I intentionally chose to leave it out. It’s an unachievable goal.
Don’t get me wrong. I think we should still strive to be as perfect as possible, but we shouldn’t beat ourselves up when we don’t get there (because we never will).
What do you think ???
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