“But life isn't something that should be edited. Life shouldn't be cut. The only way you'll ever discover what it truly means to be alive and human is by sharing the full experience of what it means to be human and each blemish and freckle that comes with it.”- Iain Thomas
When I was younger I wanted to be the perfect girl everybody loves, I guess we all reached that “I want to be like … blah blah blah” stage, the stage when we were like attention-seekers, we want to be noticed, we want to be popular, we beg for the approval of every person within our circle, or maybe it’s just me, but I definitely have outgrown that stage.
I used to worry about what others might think, but I’ve realized that people are going to talk about you regardless of what you do or how well you do it, so I stopped doing stupid things just to please others, if they don’t like me, then who the hell cares. I stopped striving for perfection because it is impossible to reach perfection in any way possible, and I guess, as we grow older we learn to value the things that make us imperfect, we embrace our imperfections because our imperfections make us who we are, without these things we are a shallow human being with no life and meaning at all.
Life has taught me that even though perfection is unattainable, we can still be perfect in our own way, we can be perfectly imperfect, and its way better than being plain, edgeless, lifeless as hell, period. Let’s put it this way, if the food tastes blunt, perhaps we need to add a little bit of salt, sugar, spices, etc. and that salt, sugar, spices or whatever it is can be likened to our imperfections, it adds flavor to our life, without those flavors we are like some boring and awful tasting food, that would soon be thrown in the bin or worse, be spat out from someone's mouth.
“To be acceptable is for one to ignore his weakness while knowing his strength, to cover the scar even though it's always there, however, to be impossible is for one to see his weakness as, not an adversary, but the cherry on top of his strength, to rearrange the scar so that it compliments his features.”
- Criss Jami
Life is about sucking up our weaknesses and learning to transmogrify it into our own strengths, it’s about enveloping our flaws, about getting over with the need to be morally superior. We should be the owner of our own intentions and definitely not another soul on earth; no one will know what our real intentions are but ourselves. Love and Acceptance, despite our glaring imperfections is what we have to attain. We will see the beauty of life if we start to look beyond our imperfections; and with that we will find what we are looking for … CONTENTMENT.