Real people aren’t perfect, and perfect people aren’t real. And yet we all want to be perfect. We all want to have money, and friends, and love. But honestly, along the way there’s going to be times when you have no money, fights and drama with your friends and heartbreak and loss. All of that is part of life. And life goes on. But why do we want to be perfect? What is so enticing about it? What makes us do the crazy things we do? Is it truly the need to be absolutely perfect? Even if we know we aren’t going to be? Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t, but PERFECT is always hanging over our heads. Always. How many times have you wanted to do something perfectly? We always strive towards perfection, and when we don’t reach it, we’re upset or ashamed, or we want to try it again and again, until we do get it perfect. There’s nothing wrong with trying of course. But setting the standard too high, or a goal to difficult, something that we call perfect, can make us feel that we always have to be. Especially if we do reach that goal or standard. And maybe perfection isn’t a good thing. If we try too much to be perfect, we’re missing out on everything else. Everything else life has to give us, and to show us. Maybe that’s the way things are supposed to happen though. Maybe, if we do strive to be perfect, maybe, just maybe we’ll realize the mistakes we’ve made. And maybe we’ll try to right those wrongs. How many people are we going to push away, how many times are we going to say things that we don’t mean before we realize that perfection is not what we truly want to achieve? All any of us really want is a good life. Some good friends, and maybe a little love. Minus the heartbreak and loss, the fights and drama, the sickness, and accusations. But that’s not what life is about. Okay, yeah, there’s going to be all of this stuff, the good stuff, the bad stuff, and the useless stuff, but family and friends are always going to be there. No one is perfect. Not everyone has money, or friends, or love. And people who believe themselves to be perfect, have to look a lot deeper to find out the brutally honest truth: that they aren’t. No one is perfect. Life is not about being perfect. It is about learning from mistakes, and learning to trust, even if you get hurt in the process. Life is about being yourself, not someone that the T.V. or magazines are saying we have to be. Life is not about being perfect, or finding yourself. It is about creating yourself, learning from past mistakes, and not taking anything for granted. And perfection is not part of it.