We learn by failing, iff failing means not getting things right all of the time.
Whether it’s those first steps, our running style or scientific discoveries that come only after trials are ditched and techniques refined, learning is process.
We are not built for perfection.
Experiments have conclusively shown that we are hard-wired to think in ways that may help us survive, but are innately flawed and that we shape realities on shaky foundations and false evidence as visual illusions show.
Even where there are no apparent flaws, we are born into cultures that define value relative to colour, creed and sex (to name but a few) and so a healthy, thinking wo/man can as easily become an enemy of the state if the circumstances allow.
So why I ask myself, has perfection become an acceptable goal? And why do we let it define our value?
We want the perfect body, partner, boss or job, a Vogue house, ideal parents, faultless kids, it seems there’s no end to our list (or lust) to achieve it.