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Who is “The Perfect Human”? - I

Do you mean the one who;

- The one who has the perfect face and body proportion (through cosmetic surgery and photoediting)?

- The one who has a lot of followings on social media (but no one to call "friend" in reality)?

- The one with the best family or couple goals pictures and videos on social media (but is brutally abused and behaves like strangers at home)?

- The one who has an amazing career on social media (yet is burnt out from excessive shifts and work stress)?

- The one who appears to have no real-life issues or problems (yet struggles with health issues and bankruptcy)?

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- The one who appears to be saint, without fault or sin (yet does a lot behind close doors)?

Well, if your ideal form of “the perfect human”, is what you see on social media (celebrities or influencers) , then you should know that — we are all imperfect beings. We all have flaws and we all make mistakes.

It’s important to recognize that absolutely no one on planet Earth is perfect and without flaws. And if you still insist that there are people who are perfect, you are mistaken.

Imperfection is a part of being human, and it’s okay to not be perfect.

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Perfection is an illusion, and those who seek perfection will find themselves unfulfilled their whole life.

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The Big Question.

The Big Question.

One may ask, is it possible as a human being to be flawless and without defect?

No! Why? that’s because,

Being perfect (Perfection) is a mental construct, not a physical reality, as it is based on highly idealized concepts.

We allow ourselves to be blinded by supposedly perfect ideals. Therefore, we begin to hate our look, doubt ourselves and emulate an idea that we will never achieve. Perfection is neither natural, nor desirable. And the more we come to terms with the idea, the more relaxed we become.

Life is colourful, wild, diverse, unpredictable, and unique - but never perfect.

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Perfection Is An Illusion.

Perfection Is An Illusion.

Perfection is an illusion because it’s a never-ending pursuit to appear a certain type of way (godlike), which is impossible to attain as it will end up becoming an everlasting and ceaseless cycle of disappointment and self-criticism.

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When we strive to be perfect, we become overly critical of ourselves and others. We may even end up becoming jealous or resentful of those who we think already seemed to have achieved perfection, which can lead to feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem, indirectly setting ourselves up for fall.

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How?

Because, We Begin To..

  • Compare ourselves with others. In most cases, strangers who barely know of our existence. Because, we think that they have it all figured out.
  • Deviate from our journey, focusing on that of others.
  • Feel pressed over, failing and mistakes. Thereby, letting anxiety and depression take a toll on us.
  • Set unattainable goals and have unrealistic life expectations.
  • Develop low self-esteem and other mental health related issues.
  • Disconnect from reality and begin to live in fantasy.
  • Procrastinate, thereby throwing opportunities to show up authentically due to the need to appear perfect.

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Finding The Balance.

In order to do so, we have to;

  1. Self Acceptance — Accept your flaws and imperfections.
  2. Focus on your journey and yours alone.
  3. Set realistic goals by breaking down overwhelming tasks.
  4. Practice Self Love and Compassion. Fall in love with the imperfect you.
  5. Get your eyes of social media. Even if you choose to stay, try not to let them make you think you are not doing enough.
  6. Gratitude — Celebrate tiny wins and accomplishment.
  7. Free yourself from the opinion of others. Stop the comparison, it is unhealthy.
  8. Make peace with the term that perfection is unattainable.

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Conclusion.

Loving yourself for who you are, being authentic, and appreciating your individuality are aids to leave the web of the dangerous illusion, perfection.

Also, understand that we are all flawed in different ways, but it does not make us any less of what we are worth. We must all learn to embrace our individuality and accept our flaws while striving to be the greatest versions of ourselves.

Don’t pine for perfection, it’s an illusion that will never come. Instead, learn to make life as fulfilling, honest, and authentically yours as possible.

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It’s important to remember that our imperfections make us unique and interesting. They allow us to learn, grow, and connect with others on a deeper level.

Embracing our imperfections and accepting ourselves for who we are is a big step towards happiness and fulfillment.

Curbing Perfectionism.

Check out The Mindrest thoughts in “Curbing Perfectionism” on Instagram.

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CURATOR'S NOTE

Perfection is a flawless state where everything is totally right (too good to be true).

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