Why you shouldn’t ambition for Perfection?

Rebeka Ratry
5 min readAug 28, 2021

No one is perfect in this whole universe, that’s the reason pencil have erasers.

Perfection is an improbable destination. It’s an assent to be imperfect.

It’s acquired by slow rates & it quests to require the hand of time.

We all are just a step up from the beasts and a step below from the angels.

“If people reach to perfection they vanish, you know.” — T.H. White

“Perfectionism rarely begets perfection, or satisfaction- only disappointment “- Ryan Holiday

The purport of being human is that one doesn’t crave perfection. It’s a delusion concept.

What is Perfection?

Perfection — is an ordinary word but also an intricate one.

The word ‘perfection’ gives rise to the Latin ‘perfectio’ and perfect- from ‘perfectus’.

It’s the maximum degree of multiplication etc.

To form something as good as it can be, is called perfect. If the state or quality of someone or something is perfect, is called perfection. Who wants whole ball of wax to be perfect, is called perfectionist. it defines as — a state, variously, of integrity, accurate or supreme virtue.

In dictionaries or researchers, having all required or longing elements, qualities or attributes; as excellent as it’s probable to be — is the definition of being perfect.

From my perspective, knowing or perceiving that having scars but accepting it wisely — is the definition of being perfect.

Ethics of Perfection

The ethical question of perfection is — concern not about whether man is perfect, but about whether he should be like.

If a person runs after perfection, he would lose the race because it can’t be a destination and it’s a never lasting method. And it never satisfies us.

It’s a boring process to lead a life. If you appreciate the idea of a perfect life, it would bore to tears. Knowing that nothing and no one is perfect most of us arise fingers on others fault but before should make sure own hands are clean.



Rebeka Ratry

Diligent student of Civil & Environment Engineering who also converse over Mental Health, Social Cognition & Psychology