Perfectionists are not perfect — that’s what makes them pursue perfection.
If perfectionists are perfect, they won’t bother about perfection anymore — they won’t be perfectionists. They are already perfect.
This is not an argument for some perfect imperfection bullshit. This is an inner voice to wake you up from fictional reality, where people fool around with the idea of perfection in such an endless loop.
The word “perfection” came from Latin word “perfectio”, which means “a finishing” — an end. It is not an endless obsession constantly suffered by every perfectionist whenever they do something.
There is no such thing as perfection in the universe because the universe has no end — it has no end, it has no beginning. The universe is endless by itself. It lasts forever. It knows no perfection, no finishing. No end.
When the physicist Leon Lederman wrote a story about the universe in the first chapter of his book The God Particle, he put it the right way.
He said, “I really don’t know what I’m talking about. A story logically begins at the beginning. But this story is about the universe, and unfortunately there are no data for the Very Beginning. None. Zero. We don’t know anything about the universe until it reaches the mature age of a billionth of a trillionth of a second — that is, some very short time after creation in the Big Bang. When you read or hear anything about the birth of the universe, someone is making it up.”
Leon Lederman is not just an ordinary physicist. He is one of the top particle physicists on Earth, and has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988. He knows what he really doesn’t know and has courage to admit it — he is genius.
He said a story logically begins at the beginning, because something logical always has beginning — it has beginning, it has ending. Something logical is not endless. It doesn’t last forever.
Something logical only exists in the mind because the mind is logical. Mind likes very logical stories. But even the most logical story is not real. That’s why we call it a “story” — something of reality. Not the reality itself. Reality always exists outside the mind, a story only exists inside the mind — the gap is unbridgeable. When you read or hear anything about the birth and death of the universe, remember Lederman’s words: someone is making it up.
A story about the universe is not the same with the universe itself. The universe is out of the mind, out of the logic. It has no beginning, no end. But a story has to be logical — otherwise mind cannot accept it. So a story has to begin at the beginning and end at the end — it has to be perfect, and someone has to make it up.
Now both science and religion have made up many stories about the universe and none of them is true. The so-called Big Bang, Big Crunch, the Book of Genesis, the Book of Revelation, doomsday, the Last Judgment, are nothing but legends. They are fictitious.
Even the theory of “Higgs boson doomsday” recently lectured by Stephen Hawking is no more than science fiction. The physicists may waste so much of the Earth’s resources with their latest experiments on Higgs boson, but they won’t “wipe out” the universe.
The reason is simple. Humans are so stupid, that they will end themselves before they put an end to the universe — humans are no match for the universe. The idea of humans destroying the universe, or saving it, is just a dream played by the mind on people. It traps them in fictional reality, where the eternal battle between good and evil takes place.
Mind always wonders about the beginning and the end because mind is logical — it has beginning, it has ending. It is like a flowchart in business process — it starts at the beginning and stops at the end. Whenever a process reaches the end, it is perfected. It is finished. You cannot undo it, you cannot rewind it — you must let it go. It is already perfect. Already finished. That’s why we use perfect tenses in English to refer to some finished events — because the original sense of being perfect is being finished.
People nowadays never really finish something because they are not yet finished with their minds. They do everything with their minds and they get easily distracted. They get distracted with the past, they get distracted with the future — they are never in the present. Their minds always wander. Their so-called focus and concentration are impotent because they are still trapped inside their minds, in their fictional reality.
In their fictional reality, people tend to believe that perfection is the state of flawlessness. They are not aware that the so-called flawlessness is not real — reality has no flaws.
There is no such thing as flawlessness because flaws never exist in reality — how can something that doesn’t exist have a state of being less?
The idea of flawlessness only exists inside the mind because the mind has standards. Whenever something fails to meet those standards, it will be judged as flawed. And when it succeeds, it will be considered as flawless.
The idea of flawlessness is just a game played by the mind to keep people busy. Whenever people have met some standards, their minds will set some new, higher standards to meet, so that people keep struggling in the name of betterness — if better is possible, good is not enough.
There is no such thing as betterness because human’s situation is naturally a trade-off: if one thing increases, some other thing must decrease. But the mind always repeats the false idea of betterness because the mind needs people to be constantly busy, constantly struggling — the busier people get, the more mind exists. They cannot relax.
Mind will never let people to really get relaxed because in total relaxation, mind cannot exist. People will stop thinking and mind will face its death — its ending. Mind will be finished. Perfected.
Mind cannot allow such a thing to happen because mind is afraid to die — mind is coward. So mind has to endlessly flood people with false ideas and thoughts to keep people busy thinking. Mind has to avoid its ending — its perfection — until people die believing in fictions.
People nowadays know nothing about life because they know nothing about perfection. Life always exists outside the mind, but people are not yet finished with their minds. They have so many philosophies of life, but not the life itself. Their so-called life is just fictional reality — dictated by philosophers, writers, movie makers through books, scriptures, and films. Controlled by politicians, businessmen, and journalists via mass and social media. Their so-called life remains false. Just a little pause between birth and death.
Only then death becomes a problem — because people are not yet alive.