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Am I Perfect?

By Aniruddh Jahagirdar

I excel in various areas such as writing, creativity, responsibility, and in handling relationships. Does that mean that I'm perfect in all these things? No, never. These beliefs of thinking about perfection only pushes us to nowhere. It leads to unrealistic expectations and disappointments. I believe that I have strengths in certain fields where there are others like me who also excel. It's important to embrace our imperfections as they make us unique and beautiful in our own way.

Society always accepts perfectionism as a desired trait of a lady or a gentleman. Perfection has become a key symbol of hard work and success. It seems to be true on the top layer of thoughts. But as we go deeper, we dig out the fact that no one is perfect in life. Why then does society put so much emphasis on perfectionism? Well, I have an answer to it. Society is in a dark web where every parent wants their child to be perfect not because they just highly value success and achievement in life but just because of the fear that society will not accept imperfection.

Maya Angelou, a renowned writer and civil rights activist mentions, "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better" highlighting the importance of focusing on improving ourselves every day for personal growth. Everybody will direct you towards an unattainable point. But hiding our imperfections and striving to reach that point leads to the loss of too many opportunities in life. Perfection is just an inhibitor of growth in life. It is only the imperfection that acts as a catalyst for our growth. I should definitely mention that however I might be today or tomorrow, I am happy because I am always comfortable in my own skin.

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself." - Thich Nhat Hanh

I am continuously discovering my inner self and trying to remain self-aware at all times. I am always clear about what I can do and what I cannot. I have missed out a great deal of opportunities due to the boundaries that people might have put on me and due to the unrealistic expectations, that they had from me. But one thing I have realized and must mention here is that perfection might generate ego issues but imperfection always connects with others and builds deeper and unbreakable bonds. It is the best way for self-discovery and unsealing opportunities for growth in life.

I celebrate my imperfection.

By Aniruddh Jahagirdar

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