My flaws are mine

I don’t know how susceptible we are with our flaws. I believe that all my flaws, make me human and not someone asking for unswerving loathe. Life has taught me right from the beginning that aim for perfection, aim for the best, aim for being the best, aim for being impeccable and leave no scope for discrepancy, but I find it utterly disturbing.

Life is not meant to be perfect; it is meant to be flawed, a pinch of failures and regrets, presence of things that gave you such a flight in the moment and now you wish you hadn’t done, life is about being unpredictable, to always be able to grow, to learn, to expand, to develop & to evolve. Perfection is dangerous, since there is nothing after it. Perfection is end of innovation, creativity and especially of expecting something new.

Perfection leads to benchmarking- of forever having a biased vision, of forever limiting your ideas your imagination and your desires. Albeit, flaws give  you another chance- to grow, to learn, to become more than what you actually are, to cherish, to revel, to involve, to be something unpredictable, something new, something extraordinary or probably a chance to err again.

“A chance to err again”-what would that be? A chance to err again is a chance to live again. Let’s learn it this way; when you make a mistake, you tell that you are sorry. Technically, sorry implies that you are not going to do it again or at least have an intention to not do it again; but how often do you keep it? For say I tell my mom sorry almost every day and that has been there for past 2 decades and even more.

My flaws have made me better, they have brought a new vision to me, they have empowered me and they have also given a chance to expect more from me. More from me? More in the sense that they know that I might err or I might succeed, there is a catch, a chance, an ambiguity and there lies the brilliance. They have taught me to be my own strength, to fall and get up again.

So my flaws are mine and I am not ashamed of them. Not a single one. 0d7204e9e234d82f044f3bd17a930e2d

9 Comments

  1. I have a different point of view. If one strives to achieve perfection in one field and does his best he will keep on improving day by day, but that doesn’t mean that there is an end to it. There are so many things we can pursue that once you have reached what you think is perfection, you have to work equally hard to stay at that point of perfection, also you can always pursue other fields for achieving the best in them. Flaws are always there and people should be accepted with them if they are not removable, but I am puzzled as to why would someone not want to part with a flaw which can be parted ways with?

    • I so knew someone would point this out, for an instance that came to my mind too, but frankly I haven’t seen perfection. There isn’t any actually. I am speaking for myself here.

      I read about an ardent skydiver who lost his ability to walk for the rest of his life in a jump. Now, he still pursues it, but he can’t attain the so called perfection as a diver would know how important it is to have your feet, obviously.

      So that fellow did more than 1000 jumps and yet he is not perfect and he never will be.

  2. That is what I am saying, there is always a margin for error. In sport for example, when you have played for a really long time, your strengths and weaknesses are up for diagnosing by others. My issue is with staying put with the same set of flaws !!

  3. ‘Life is not meant to be perfect’ – I totally agree to this. However, I have a similar perspective regarding perfection like kartik. “Perfection is not a destination, its a journey”. One can get closer to perfection, but never achieve it. And that to me is the beauty of life.

    • How more can I agree to that, but sometimes people ignore the most surreal things in life when they aim for perfection. They tend to remain oblivious to their journey while they head for their destination.

  4. What exactly do you mean by ‘they tend to remain oblivious to their journey while they head to their destination’ . I am really intrigued by that statement of yours.

  5. With respect to the paragraph : “Perfection leads to benchmarking- of forever having a biased vision, of forever limiting your ideas your imagination and your desires. Albeit, flaws give you another chance- to grow, to learn, to become more than what you actually are, to cherish, to revel, to involve, to be something unpredictable, something new, something extraordinary or probably a chance to err again.”

    Well, perfection is just a temporary mind-palace which changes with time or dwells on transient state and flaws doesn’t give a chance, it just makes us realize that one is not perfect in accordance with the his/her definition.

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