[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″ id=”” class=”post-content” style=””][text_output]We can all agree that nobody likes to stress. If we had a choice we would want everything to flow smoothly. We see it in some movies and laugh. Everybody loves each other, and suddenly everybody knows the song or all the moves to the dance perfectly. However, the real world is far from perfect, it rarely ever goes like that: movie characters are extremely lucky, or it is just not real.

Still, when it comes on to our REAL life: school, work, family, friends, relationships we long to just have things go right. I mean, who doesn’t? So, what’s the crime in wanting everything to go well? This persistent desire for perfection often renders us so rigid that we make ourselves and others around us miserable. Imagine the stress of a child whose mother expects them just to laugh and never cry? Better yet, imagine the stress of that mother?

Of course, there will be times when things go well, but we cannot expect that to be permanent. At work, our boss won’t always praise us, and family members won’t always be smiling. Yes, that would be an ideal life: just not practical. That is just a dream, nothing in life will be seamless or problem-free. Glitches are natural: learning to accept and expect the unexpected is the opposite of fear.

A soccer game where everybody did everything perfect would be boring. The best game is where each team outthinks or outplays the other. That means both sides should make mistakes. Mistakes are not the problem; it is how we recover from and handle them. Close families should have some disputes and what makes them close is how they resolve them. We WILL do stupid things, and because of that, we can become wiser.

It is one of the strange contradictions of life, and perfection grows out of imperfection. Stronger minds and hearts come through foolishness. Wisdom can arise out of stupidity and love can grow from conflict. Real friends quarrel because they care about each other. Only fake friends smile all the time no matter what is happening.

We never realised it, but the perfection we seek can come from the imperfection we avoid. Sometimes we are so busy stressing over what we don’t have and ignore what we already have. Our lives are perfect because things don’t go well sometimes. Instead of striving for perfection, stop and appreciate what you already have.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEuZW50cnktdGh1bWIlMjBpbWclMjAlN0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBtYXgtaGVpZ2h0JTNBJTIwNDAwcHglM0IlMEElN0QlMEElMEEucG9zdC1jb250ZW50JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwdGV4dC1hbGlnbiUzQSUyMGp1c3RpZnklM0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjB0ZXh0LWp1c3RpZnklM0ElMjBpbnRlci13b3JkJTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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