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Ever since the creation of life on earth human have tried to achieveone thing and one thing only perfection Whether its being the perfecthunter-gatherer or the perfect pianist all humans aim for the sky -hoping to surpass the limits that define imperfection But what exactly is perfection Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it asThe condition state or quality of being free or as free as possiblefrom all flaws or defectsSo given this interpretation perfection is the manifestation offlawlessness - a state that has been readily acknowledged for centuriesto be unattainable Often when the thought comes across I ask myself why is my goal toachieve infinite perfection Even when I know that its trulyunattainableAfter all I recognize Im chasing a dream that is impossible toachieve Butinterestingly enough this dream defines me Ive been playing the violin for 8 years and yet Im still no Vivaldi Imake mistakes often because after all Im only human Even though Imfar from being the worlds greatest violinist I can still achievecommendable results if I put enough effort However without themotivation void of a hope for perfection my violin would languish inthe corner of my room just as Mozarts piano would have remainedpainfully silent had he not aimed for a state of flawlessness It seems when it comes to aiming for perfection human nature to lie toourselves - to tell ourselves that perfection may be possible so theydont have to face the reality of inevitable imperfection If someonehad told me that I can never be the perfect violinist I wouldntpractice as much since I would think that there is no point if all Illever be is a mediocre violinistSo perfection for me is never a destination but rather a never endingprocess Im not the only one In a broader sense without the struggle forperfection human evolution would be stunted The first hunter-gathererwouldve died thinking why should I try to be the best hunter-gathererif its just a false dreamEven though human beings were
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