posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 02:36 PM
There are arguable definitions to what constitutes perfect. Probably as many as there are viewpoints. But here is a standard definition from
[adj., n. pur-fikt; v. per-fekt]
conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an ideal type: a perfect sphere; a perfect gentleman.
excellent or complete beyond practical or theoretical improvement: There is no perfect legal code. The proportions of this temple are almost
exactly fitting the need in a certain situation or for a certain purpose: a perfect actor to play Mr. Micawber; a perfect saw for cutting out
entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings: a perfect apple; the perfect crime.
accurate, exact, or correct in every detail: a perfect copy.
So do you define perfection as attainable not just as an ideal but also a state of being? Is it possible for anything to be perfect? Feel free to
assert your personal definition of perfection if the above isn't satisfactory.
Per the definition, I would have to assert that it is. Perfect is perfect because it holds up to certain standards of quality established to measure
said quality and being consistent with those standards is perfect. That works well for inanimate objects where a standard of quality is easily
determinable simply by a lack of perceived flaws, but what about human creations? And humans themselves for that matter. Is there a perfect human? A
perfect government? A perfect world? A perfect love?
I do personally believe there is, yes. But then I accept so-called flaws as the natural stress points that can be broken away to create a more perfect
whole, like a diamond.
I believe a perfect human is one who is capable of letting others live and be who they are without interference or interruption. One who doesn't
infringe on others which may well mean staying away from those we disagree with. Not easy I grant you. But then I also believe we are perfectly human
as we are, and that might be the best we can hope for.
I believe a perfect government is one that achieves the above on a grander scale, in other words towards freedom. Although I wonder if freedom and
government are not conflicting at their basest levels, but I digress.
A perfect world is one that suits the needs of all its inhabitants but that requires the cooperation of those inhabitants, and it may well be too late
A perfect love? It's in all of us.
Some might think I'm blowing fanciful smoke up my own backside, but yes I do believe in perfection, and even if we only come close aren't we better
for having tried?
Those are simply my standards and in the interest of striving to be a more perfect human, I invite and encourage the participation of differing points
of view without judgment