It is sad when people see themselves as failures, that one mistake constitutes a disaster and that we cannot recover from it. It is sad that we see ourselves as unattractive, grotesque. When we look in a mirror all we see are faults, when we look back on our lives we see nothing but bad. We capture bad moments and turn them into a lifetime of regrets or reproach. We have bad dreams and turn them into nightmares.We cock a snoot at helping hands or turn our backs on the very people reaching out to us.
When will we learn that perfection is just a word in the dictionary, and that it is nothing more than a benchmark or a millstone… it is our choice.