Perfection is Scary

“You’re so perfect!!”

I don’t know about y’all, but I get super uncomfortable when people tell me this. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely think it’s flattering, but I also think it’s scary.


 

per·fect
adjective
ˈpərfikt/
1. having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.

When people tell me this I feel like I have to live up to a certain expectation. For example, if someone were to see my picture on instagram where I did my makeup full out that day and they said I’m perfect, I would feel like I need to wear that much makeup everyday or dress a certain way every day. Or maybe my followers only see my life when it’s “perfect”. But I have flaws, in fact I have many insecurities that I don’t advertise, but it doesn’t make them go away.
Perfect can even pertain to a person’s characteristics. Some people may not excell in academics, sports or even just social situations and think that someone’s perfect if they can do something better than themselves. I especially think this is the worst because when people think that you are perfect because you have high standards for something and you drop your standards for some small thing, the feeling of failure is a lot worse, knowing people ‘used to’ think you were perfect.
Being so caught up with social media these days has made the word ‘perfect’ scary. Just be you & do what benefits you.

2 Comments

  1. November 4, 2015 / 1:36 PM

    I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog that’s both equally
    educative and interesting, and let me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head.
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    • SONALI
      November 10, 2015 / 12:38 AM

      thank you so much!! I really appreciate your kind words!

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