Learning of others' thoughts has made me realize most have an inverse understanding of humanity.  The general consensus, I perceive, is most humans believe they are imperfect.   Do you see this too?


If I had a dime for every time, I either hear or read, "I am not perfect.", I would be a very rich woman.  I write about this often because if we do not get this inverse flipped over, we will continue to be miserable to ourselves and each other.


The word perfection and its buddy, imperfection, are two of the many candidates I would gleefully throw into a bonfire.  These words misinform us to the nature of our reality.  They misguidedly suggest that a state where nothing changes is possible.  In our desperation for security, in our primal fear, we humans eagerly embrace this false concept that promises everlasting pleasure and safety.


(Somewhere in a soon future, humans will be perfect and Paradise will be ours.)


Many seeing evidence of perfection's distance and obscurity, cling to an ancient biblical idea that an after-life, where Paradise exists after their last breath,  is theirs if only they are good.


"Just hold on, the holy book promises, follow the rules and you will be rewarded with Perfection-Paradise after you die."


But, and it is a huge but, something is left out of the offered guarantee.  


Perfection to be perfect has to change itself and improve.  Therefore, the moment perfection is achieved, perfection itself searches for an improved perfection-dream so that it can surpass itself.  Perfection is programmed to always invent a better perfection.


Perfection by its very nature is constant change.  Perfection cannot remain stable since its mandate immediately calls for a search to ensure that the currently reached perfection cannot be improved.  In this magnificent reality of ignorance, imperfection is ever discovered.  We, humans, are quite limited in knowledge.  The universe is a complex mystery of which all of the now favored explanations,  are inadequate.


Now to know the complete picture, we must define imperfection and perfection.


Perfection is what produces comfort and pleasure for the human being.  Pleasure is just a deeper level of comfort, more perfect feeling of comfort.  Do you understand? There is no perfection outside of us humans.  What we call perfection is what makes us feel comfortable and happy.  If you disagree, stop for a moment - when you imagine perfection isn't there a feeling that informs you what to look for?  How would you know perfection has been achieved otherwise?


How would you define that feeling?


For me when someone says, "Oh well, I am not perfect."  I wonder what is a perfect human?  What evidence reveals that some human is imperfect?


How does Paradise not match up with our existing reality?


If you have the time, please describe me your feeling of what a Perfect-Paradise would be.



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Comments (8)

  1. cannonfodder

    Well written Gre! I think there is much to the immortality you mentioned that humans seem to need. The whisper of immortality seems to be effective when it comes to others views of perfection or imperfection. Of course, setting the religious aspect aside, there is peer pressure, unattainable goals and manufactured drama driven by boredom. I guess my perfect-paradise could be described as a lack of any promised paradises. Not happiness, but paradise. I’m a big fan of happiness!

    July 10, 2017
    1. greunie

      What does happiness look like to you?

      July 11, 2017
      1. cannonfodder

        Irony. It keeps my brain cells jumping! and makes life happy for me!

        July 11, 2017
  2. depressedgirl

    Well written. If you believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for your sins and that he is the son of God and try to be as good a person as is possible and always trust God and never turn your back on Him you will go to Heaven. That is where you will find the Perfection of Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit. Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit are the Trinity, one God. It is all a mystery. I am a Roman Catholic. We pray for the Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary to pray for us. We pray for the saints to pray for us. Did you know that everyone has a Guardian Angel? They do. They watch over us and help and comfort us. I don’t know all there is to know about my faith, but I know somethings. I wish you would or could believe. I think you are such a nice, wonderful lady. And so intelligent. I wish I were as smart as you are. If I can answer any questions about my faith I would be happy to do so. This is what I believe with all of my heart and soul. It keeps me going when things get really rough.

    July 11, 2017
    1. greunie

      I am glad you are comforted by your faith.

      July 11, 2017
  3. roe

    Loved this blog. I say those words a lot without even thinking, its a habit! One of my favorite authors, Matthew Kelly agrees with you.

    July 11, 2017
    1. greunie

      I am not familiar with his ideas, going to check him out! Any recommendations?

      July 11, 2017
  4. roe

    I left a long reply… not sure where it went? Long story short… google him and look for him on You Tube. I’m currently reading “Perfectly Yourself…9 Lessons for Enduring Happiness” by Matthew Kelly

    July 13, 2017