The Art of Perfection sounded like a perfectly cliche title – almost as if everyone has heard of it 101 times from somewhere else.
Instead, I decided to introduce to everyone to – My Art of Perfection.
How important is perfection? In life, we strive to perfect ourselves everyday. We seek efficiency, to maximize the amount of time we have. Because time is a fixed ingredient in our everyday life, we are unable to control the ticking of second, hence perhaps the motto: “Seize the day” or better known as “Carpe diem” entered our lives.
For perfectionists,every single detail needs to be right or should we describe this characteristic as meticulous? But how do we define “right”? Probably it could be the perfect picture, the perfect automobile, the perfect partner. However, is getting the unblemished result that critical? Personally, in some cases it’s important – example 1+1=2-> It needs to be accurate, it needs to be Right. Nonetheless, a perfect piece of sculpture or an excellently written essay may not be embraced or acknowledged by all to be perfect.
Looking at the other perspective – with that single differentiating mark, that could be the characteristic that stands out – the identify for imperfection. But is this reason enough to be the excuse for laziness, for refusing to sculpt the wonderful beauty of perfection as everyone claims to see it?
Perhaps that little teeny bit of imperfection brings life to the end product – reminding us that we are mere mortals. And the imperfection area could be the motivating factor driving us for further improvement the next time round. The ‘perfect’ friendship band I was trying to weave just ended up with little holes but luckily the overall feel and pattern did not look overly too bad. It will probably pass off better as me – a little reminder that I am not flawless and there’s the little 5% deviation rate which I should announce to everyone so that they can lower down their expectations of me. Even the perfect machinery or the perfect software has a disclaimer allowing a certain level of defect rate, isn’t it?