What’s in a word?
Who knows but as much as I aspire to be a better person — more rounded if you will — perfect[ion] is not and neither should it be the apogee of my life.
In fact, I quite like the rough edges; in many ways, they make me who I am — all body, mind and especially soul.
But of course, the world doesn’t want it that way. No, if you’re not living up to some notional ‘ideal’ you’re an also-ran.
As someone said to me on a recent Zoom call:
“Being all of you is a political act.”
I concur 100%.
So, whilst there’s always work to do, perhaps we need to cut ourselves a bit of slack — just in a once in a tiny while.