Lately, the lockdown has become a part of life and discovering new things about yourself and other people have been interesting. Finding new ways to entertain ourselves and maintain our sanity has become ‘The ultimate guide to nothing.’ One thing I have consistently heard over this period is: “Nobody is perfect!” It was at this point I realise I had become very opinionated and judgemental indirectly. Stuck in doors glued to Netflix without the chill the television is a whole new world of gossip, dilemmas and murders. Scrolling through the watch list for another gripping show I am bound to call a friend and pass judgement on a storyline or a character I may have taken a dislike to. It surprised me that with utter conviction I could lay and slay an entire series based upon my ideas of what would have been a perfect show or a perfect character.
How perfect was I?
Then I thought “What is perfection? and googled the definition with speed; Accurate, exact, or correct in every detail.
Well blow me down with a feather, that rules me out! Personally, I have flaws and I openly admit I am not perfect but, there is a level of hypocrisy in my ability to allow others this same flaw. The critic in me often has an opinion and will loudly voice it. however, I am less inclined to examine my own imperfections. It’s at this point I understood something about myself; I am human.
My next question was if you have not achieved perfection is that opinion valid..
A man who smokes cannot then critic his child for smoking.
A thief cannot condemn a swindler.
Are they bound by the old saying “People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
Many of us are guilty of judging someone based on standards we ourselves have not reached. Here, I am remote in my hand thinking what television show have you created! What mark have you made in order for your critic to be warranted.
How perfect are you?
I always advocate that in life it is important not to look at everything from face value. Everything has a past even the flower that blooms began as a seed. In reality everyone is ideally subjective to their own opinion that may not be devoid the personal circumstances or social dimensions. Each individually assesses life differently and depending upon who you are and what you have been through it can change the value of perfection.
So, It brings to question:
What are the standards of perfection?
To me the idea of perfection is a myth! Our unique ability to adapt to our surroundings and evolve can change our core values and how we view the world around us. Pefection is a system that makes you believe you are not successful. That system is flawed. Your success is not based upon what other people percieve as success.
My original answer: Who the fuck knows? (Please comment below if you do!)
As we mature what was once was viewed as perfect can change! What becomes essential is how we interact with others and how we view others in different lifes spaces than we are in? Imperfection is not a bad thing, it is human nature.
“A child does childish things and Adult is responsible for everything.”
For as long as the world is round, people will make mistakes, grow old and die.
I learned a long time ago that opinions are like arseholes “Everyone has one.”
So, I taking into account that I am not perfect I take everything with a pinch of salt. Anything to perfect is unreal. These days I appreciate people with history, people who have amended beyond the darkness they may have faced. The homeless man on the corner is no more worse off than the man who cleans the street beneath him.
“He without history is no mystery!”
The lesson is: Do judge people based upon your own values, understand that every man walks their own path another cannot walk.