Perfect. What is it? A social construct. Something the media has developed as the gold standard.
"If only I was thinner" "If only I was taller" If only I didn't have these scars" "If only I had tanner skin" ...I'd be perfect. If only.
Trying to live up to this non-existent ideal forces us to live in a world of "if only". Miserable. Impossible.
Imperfect. Undesirable. Synonyms as far as society is concerned. Because if something isn't perfect it's inherently wrong. Because if something isn't perfect why would we want it?
But, it's the imperfections that tell a story. It's the imperfections that give character. It's the imperfections that make someone interesting. It's the imperfections that make some beautiful. It's the imperfections that make someone human.
Perfect. Is generic. Perfect. Is fake. Perfect. Is undesirable.
I am a wholly imperfect being. And so are all of you.