With expectations from media and society in full swing, I find that the younger generation, if not almost everyone is attempting to achieve perfection. To be quite honest, I don’t even think perfection exists, but why are we constantly striving for this phenomenon?
Whether we be searching for the “perfect partner” perfect outfit”, or “perfect body” we’re always looking for perfection. What does perfection even mean though? Flawlessness? Well, lets ask our friend Merriam Webster who defines perfection as:
I think that’s bull though. While this definition may be written in print on paper, I think the idea of perfection is undefinable. What may be perfect to one may be the worst case scenario to another…which brings me to my next point.
Why are we still seeking for perfection? Society and media are telling us that in order to be perfect we have to be skinny yet curvy, pretty yet unique looking, self-loving but not narcissistic, smart but not a smarty-pants…it just seems like there’s a whole “10 Commandments” out there dedicated to achieving this unrealistic yet ideal creature. Note how I didn’t say human…
Why can’t we just appreciate everyone’s “flaws?” Why are we all trying to be perfect if it doesn’t exist?
But these questions have no answer because no matter how much you try to figure it out, everyone is so intensely fixed on perfection that we’ll never come to a conclusion or even an epiphany as to why perfection is even a remote concept.
I feel like we should all just accept defeat to perfection. “Nobody’s perfect, you live and you learn it.” (like if u get it 😏) and I know that’s cliché but no one will ever reach that level of satisfaction.
Maybe that’s the answer. Perfection doesn’t exist because humans are genetically never satisfied, ever.
Woah. I just blew my own mind. Did I blow yours? I’m really curious about your guys’ thoughts on this so please let me know!
I usually think about these deep topics all the time whether I’m in the shower, car, etc. but I don’t voice these concerns, if you will, too often on the blog. If you guys are into some more thought-provoking topics, comment below so i can have some more things to think about when I’m procrastinating doing my real work and I’ll report back!