Isn’t it ironic that perfection is such an imperfect concept?
When asked the question “is perfection a reality or an unattainable abstraction?” my immediate reaction is to opt for the secondary answer: perfection is unattainable. However, is it possible that perfection could be both reality and unattainable/ abstract?
Perfection is abstract in the sense that the concept changes shape depending on the views and perspectives of each and every individual on the planet. Everyone has their own individual ideas about perfection, so how would it be possible for anyone to achieve such an unstable concept? Similarly, I believe that there is always room for improvement in everything that we do; therefore, perfection is not possible. If there is always something that can be done to improve, then nothing is ever exactly perfect. And that is okay.
Alternatively, perfection is also a reality. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Ayla, if nothing is ever perfect, then how is perfection real? Well, dearest reader, thank you for asking such an insightful question! The answer is quite simple: perfection is real in the sense that the idea of perfection exists in the minds of millions upon millions of people all over the world. The very thought of perfection brings the concept into being. In other words, perfection is real whether it is attainable or not. It exists in an intangible way and often manifests itself in damaging ways when individuals take risks to achieve such an evasive (un)reality.
I know it may seem odd, but I believe that it is possible for two seemingly opposite ideas/things to exist simultaneously. As a result, I believe that perfection is both real AND an unattainable abstraction.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think perfection is real? What about the IDEA of perfection? And if the idea of the concept exists, does that not mean that the thing itself must exist as well?
Things are about to get philosophical in the comments, I can feel it! Let me know what you think!