We Must Love Each other for our imperfections the rest is easy

@Hatley (164471)
Garden Grove, California
March 26, 2008 3:38pm CST
We Must Love Each Other For Our Imperfections The Rest Is Easy! What does that mean to you MyLotters? This was in todays Register's happy musings and I puzzled over this . We are taught to try to be perfect. Yet this author is saying we love each others imperfections? Maybe what he is getting at is that we love the little bumps that our mates have because that is part of them. For example my husband always started out the door, came back for something, and returned to look for yet something else. This is something he just did most of the time so I got used to his doing that as if it were part of his make up. Do you mylotters see it that way?
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• United States
22 Jul 08
What an interesting quote. I have not heard this one before. It took me a long time to accept myself for my own faults! And consequently I had trouble accepting others with their flaws. I struggled with this issue for years, trying to achieve perfection within myself on everything from how I behaved to how I looked. I had so many weight issues to deal with and inside never loved myself. And then one day, I realized that I am just human. And maybe that is oversimplifying things. But it's the truth. We are all just human. Flawed and far from perfect. There are some things we cannot change, no matter how hard we try or how much we stress ourselves. Maybe the first step to accepting others (flaws and all) is to accept and love our own self for who we really are! And that means loving your own flaws. Accepting your own quirks. Finding forgiveness in your heart for things you do. When a person accepts themselves, they will find it easier to accept others for who they really are! Thanks for the enlightening topic! Always nice to speak with you.
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@ellie333 (21029)
17 Jul 08
Hello Hatley, I think that it is these little quirks that make us the unique people we are. I love the word acceptance, and am very accepting in my relationships of these 'imperfections' as the quote says and if we can accept and love them yes it is so much easier to love and stay in love with that person. Good discussion topic. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21029)
30 Aug 08
Thank you Hatley, best response really appreciated. Ellie :D
@ajithlal (14569)
• India
27 Mar 12
I think we must love each other for imperfection also not trying to be perfect in everything. Sometimes I get short tempered and angry when I am tensed or stressed and sometimes shouts at my wife and tells all the things I need to say, but she hears all that I can say and love me not because I am perfect and understands me and after sometimes I wonder how she could love a person like me who gets angry at her and shouting at her. She says she loves me because she knows I love her very much and it is just a few seconds that I just like this and that. I began to feel guilty and tries to avoid being angry. I think when people love us not because of our perfection we might try to decrease the scale of imperfection or the negative things about us.
• India
20 Jul 08
I remember my friends view on Life.. he says, it just travelling on a road. If the road is too smooth.. we won't drive careful..either we drive too fast.. or fall asleep during our driving. Only when you have small bumps on the road, we will be careful while driving.. Life is some thing similar to that.. when we have a smooth life without any problems, even, that is boring. Its Joy and Sorrow, clubbed together makes our life happier.(unfortunately that is the road condition of India..hahaha..)