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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Imnerfection

Someone just sent me the following question, and I think it's a great one, applicable in so many parts of life:
Why does everyone think that everything has to be perfect all the time?
Pobody's Nerfect actually addressed why people don't need to be perfect very nicely a few months ago in Pobody Needs to be Nerfect*, but why does this perception exist in the first place? Why is it that people have unrealistic expectations, that they must consistently point to small imperfections and therefore throw out the whole thing... while there are certainly times and places where near-perfection is necessary, that is rarely the case, particularly in terms of people, happiness, fulfillment, and the like. So again... why?

* and was nominated for a JIB for it - go vote! She's also nominated for her Metamorphosis post, so feel free to vote for her there as well.

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