Perfection. It’s something people are continuously striving for whether that be in looks, foods, styles, etc. People will go to great lengths to embody the societal idea of “perfect” such as Botox, Photoshop, and even plastic surgery. But is perfection really something we should be striving for? There is a significant beauty in differences, in imperfection.
In the Japanese art of Kintsugi, when something breaks they fill it with gold to mend it. The broken, imperfect piece is now highlighted with beautiful marks. They do not throw something away, or hide it when it is broken. They fix it and emphasize the imperfections. The idea of celebrating imperfections in Kintsugi is an idea society should emphasize rather than the idea of perfection.
If everyone in the world was “perfect” it would be quite boring. Differences are special. They make people unique. We should not be trying to cover up our differences or imperfections but showcasing the beauty of them. They make us who we are and that is beautiful. Love your imperfections for what they are, and who they make you. That is much more special and meaningful than being “perfect.”