Imperfections refer to the tiny little faults which stop something from being perfect, which stop someone from being perfect. In short, imperfections are what make us human.
A truly perfect human being does not exist on this earth, for what could be worse for humanity than being absolutely perfect?

It is the little faults in someone’s character, the mistakes that a human can make, that allows us to love someone. Perfection is an unattainable and impossibly high ideal, but then it is not meant for humans to achieve, only for us to work towards. It is the quest to be perfect, the drive to become better and better, to push ourselves to the limit, that has prompted human beings to grow and evolve throughout time.

Humans compete with each other for every little thing, and while this often leads to problems and misunderstandings, it also is the reason that we use our ingenuity and why we keep on creating.

It is often said that if you want to get the best out of someone who’s still developing, the best way to do it is to give them someone they see as a rival. The natural competitiveness that develops is the biggest driving force behind their desire to improve from then on.


We humans were never meant to be perfect, that was left to the organisms with simpler minds than the complex, ever-changing nature of the human mind. With the uncertainties of our minds, even if one day we attain what we perceive to be perfection, the next day our perception itself might change, which in itself makes a goal of becoming perfect unattainable for any human.

The journey to the end is what matters, not the end itself. Life is just that, a journey for us to try to become our best possible versions, by changing and better understanding our notions of being perfect, and to keep trying to improve ourselves in every way.

We keep trying to become better people, because we realise that things can always get better, that perfection, along with being an ideal, is a constantly evolving truth that is different for everyone, as it should be.

This realisation is also why humans keep hope and do not despair, because they realise that even though they might never achieve their goal of perfection, they can at least get a lot closer to that ideal.


After all, to us, in the end, it is the little imperfections that matter, the little faults which make us feel for others. For at the moment when you realize that you truly understand someone, you also realize that you love them as they love themselves.

For that is the gift, the blessing of having faults in us, that we can understand each other, love each other and above all, try to become better human beings every single day of our lives.

Imperfections are an important part of us, because without them, what would be the point of ever doing something new? What would be the point of love?

What, even, would be the point of living?

As Ashly Lorenzana once said -


“People accuse me of falling in love easily. It just means that I’m able to see the beauty in most of the people who cross paths with me and I appreciate it for what
it is and also for what it isn’t. Love is imperfect. Falling for someone’s flaws is just as necessary as falling for their strengths."