Wherever you go on in life you will be meet with people that hold this mentality. Whether driven from jealousy, no confidence, or their inability to take responsibility for their own actions. These characteristics are exemplified on social media. Someone could perform a beautiful song or do some neat juggling tricks and there will be comments about their appearance, from teeth to hand size. People will make comments that have nothing to do with the video itself exclaiming some imperfection and that somehow negates the entire video.
This mentality is seen all throughout society whether it be online or off. This is especially obvious for women when it comes to their own personal appearance. Make up is the attempt at perfecting the face to some delusion of what society deems. Most men lifting weights are doing it for the same reasons.
Walking around with tooth pick legs and one arm bulge looking ridiculous. I see videos of the strange work outs they are doing wondering how it would ever benefit in the real world and how strange they actually look. Women are just as bad with that too, having some truly bizarre looking bodies being cheered on by the feminist empowerment #MeToo community.
Now there is a difference between shooting for perfection when creating a product especially in things like knives. An almost perfectly sharpened blade will cut much better and far more safely than a dull blade. A self defense blade with quality bearings is less likely to fail you in a bad situation.
A Hi Point handgun, while usable, isn’t the best choice for a self defense gun compared to a Beretta. Most people mistake this with their own personal appearance and achievements. That it has to be perfect to be successful or quality. Never realizing that this attempt at perfection is a lie to keep you jumping through hoops your entire life. Even the best made knife or firearm has imperfections, stovepipes, and jams.
People chase this perfection only to fall short every time. They never realize that the idea of perfection that was created for them is not achievable. Sometimes this is used as a form of control by parents to keep the child jumping through their narcissistic supply hoola hoops.
Each time you make the attempt they turn on the fire as you get burned in the attempt. Personally, many times I could get stuck in this mode, where perfection was the only option. Perfect hair, perfect car, perfect house, perfect outfit, perfect shoes, perfect watch, perfect job, perfect college, perfect degree, perfect perfect perfect.
People lose sight of their own individualism, what makes them different, they toss it all in the trash just to fit in with society, to chase the idea of perfect, to chase what they’re told is perfect. When it comes to things like make up I often asked myself what the point was.
When I had girlfriends I would tell them to not wear any because it’s much cuter to see a natural girl and I’m a sloppy kisser; I hate the taste of make up. They would disregard my opinion and request and wear it anyway. Whether they were trying to monkey branch by attracting another man or just had confidence issues from society making this demand, I do not know.
Things like working out were always a difficult task for me. Not because of the reasons you may think either. For me I only have so much energy, calories, and food to intake. I would rather spend that time “working out” digging a hole for clay or laying bricks, doing something that brings me actual value.
Working out is something that literally makes no sense, and is only practical for people that don’t do any real work in their life. It’s not a hobby because you can achieve the same thing in a real hobby while actually accomplishing something other than a societal appearance upgrade; which often times looks far more silly than the natural form itself.
This idea of perfection creeps its way into every aspect of life. The demand by society at large to mold you into what they want. To mold you into what they want you to be. To make you say what they want you to say. Meanwhile you are left as an empty shell with no real individualism or uniqueness as you follow a label or political position with the promise of perfection. A perfect society where we have no more problems. A society of conformists that must chip away at every thing they see unique or different.