July 15, 2020 Creativity

Perfection is Not Real

Perfection is not real. Subconsciously though, I believed it was. School teaches that there is a perfect way to do things. That you can get 100% on a test.

Is there a perfect essay? Or a perfect book? Is there a perfect piece of software? Or a perfect house? Is there a perfect life?

Paul Kalanithi highlights the concept of perfection well.

You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving” - Paul Kalanithi

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