I am not perfect

I am not a perfect person - I just have good qualities accept me for that.
@cgrant (270)
Spanish Town, Jamaica
April 18, 2011 10:45am CST
I am not perfect and people think i am. When people have this perception of you there can be disadvantages. when you are in trouble there is no one to help you out because you are suppose to be perfect with no problems. You are not allowed to make mistakes because you are perfect. No one is perfect and its full time people realize that. There are just a few people who are have good qualities and are driven to succeed. What do you think? Does perfect persons exist? What are some of the advantages and challenges you face if you are viewed as such a person?
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@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
There is no one perfect here in this world, although we can be perfect at something. However if you are trying to be perfect people will laugh at us and there is as well greater responsibility like in your case, don't be afraid to commit mistakes because nobody is perfect but we can grow into higher degree, if people expect you to be perfect will remind them that you are not and that you are just being yourself and you can still commit mistakes like them.
@cgrant (270)
• Spanish Town, Jamaica
19 Apr 11
When people expect so much from you and are watching your every move it can be very uncomfortable. We should all watch the way we walk and talk as its not nice to allow people to feel uncomfortable. It is important to remind people that you are not perfect when they say it rather than taking the compliment because that put something in their mind that we a perfect. They say silence mean consent.
@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
21 Apr 11
yes true..
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
19 Apr 11
Disappointment often follows when we think of people in pefection. It just isn't possible to achieve. We are just letting ourselves in for heartbreak when we set our expectations on someone too high. It may come crashing down on us.
@cgrant (270)
• Spanish Town, Jamaica
19 Apr 11
Your point is truly appreciated as it clearly states my point. I know that only God is perfect therefore i am not surprised when people make mistakes. Mistakes are bound to happen, some more than the other. It is hard to see the wall of someone come you admire come crashing down but its not surprising. We should only aim to please one person and that is GOD.
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
hello cgrant :) Nobody is perfect, i think you already know that, everybody knows that but cant seem to accept it. We all wake up everyday hoping that nothing bad comes along and that we wont make any mistakes, but its wrong.The sad reality is, even though nobody is perfect, we all try our best even compromising our own being to be this 'ideal' or 'perfect' person. Really, its not that you dont make mistakes, you probably happen to be lucky because people around you notice your achievements more than your errors. Back to your question, its difficult to be perceived as an almost-perfect, flawless character, people expect things out of you which could be beyond reach. it is frustrating and downright stressful. When you make a single mistake, it makes you fee[l incapacitated, like you start to doubt if youre really worth it, which is equally bad. Here is the hint, allow yourself to make mistakes. Mistakes make us realize were human and you are human. :) Dont strain yourself too much. Good day !
@cgrant (270)
• Spanish Town, Jamaica
19 Apr 11
Mistakes are inevitable no matter how we try not to. It is indeed difficult to be perceived as a flawless person although some people seem to think i am. there is so much pressure on people perceived to be good because they are not allowed to make mistakes. This is crazy as mistakes and errors cannot be avoided.
@siqin_ (22)
• China
19 Apr 11
No one is perfect.I know I'm not perfect, but I am perfectly myself. I don't expect others to be perfect either. To me, what really matters is to bring out the best in oneself rather than striving for impossible perfection.
@cgrant (270)
• Spanish Town, Jamaica
19 Apr 11
Only your best is good enough. You are absolutely right because since we are not perfect we should really be ourselves. There is no one better that me!!! Am not perfectly and its unfair to expect people to be perfect when we know that is not possible.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
19 Apr 11
Hi. cgrant. Welcome to myLot! I don't think that no one is perfect at all. Only God and Jesus. I agree with you, because many people they are seen to be perfect, there is so much that is expected of them too. If they make a mistake, then people will look at them funny and differently. These same people are just like any other person on earth and they should not be treated better than any other person either. I know some people that act like they are so much more better than others, but these same people are no better than the next person. The challenge of being seen as perfect, is that many people admire and look up to a person. If they fall, then their admirers will be quick to judge them because of their position.
@cgrant (270)
• Spanish Town, Jamaica
19 Apr 11
so true but people need to understand that the same way they can make mistakes the person perceived as perfect can. society puts too much pressure on some persons and some cannot take the burden which can even case them to break down.
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
18 Apr 11
No human being si perfect or will not be completely perfect. I think that is the good, that we can see our own mistaks in other people. But I've been seen as a person who are good in handling things in any situation in other people's point of views, until my financial situation and my health went into totally exahustion. At that time I was seen as a failure that was nothing to have any concern for. People saw me as a negative person, when I was trying to tell them about my problem, which I was trying to figure out how to solve. I've got the impression when people had no use of me they turned their back on me. Now a days I am on my way to create a life with some good developments. Still I have my failures and successful days.
@cgrant (270)
• Spanish Town, Jamaica
18 Apr 11
we all do but i am glad to know that success is definitely your way.
• Nigeria
18 Apr 11
no one is perfect and no one is above mistake
@cgrant (270)
• Spanish Town, Jamaica
18 Apr 11
wish you could tell some people that!!!!!!
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
18 Apr 11
I understand very well, i went through this phase. I was always a person that everyone expected a lot ... We come to know who are not ... I felt like a puppet in the hands of others, a puppet in the hands of people who refused to understand that I can not be like them. Many times I feel like I'm not allowed to make mistakes ... I got to be always on top ... I had the impression that he demands perfection until one day when I began to truly realize who I am. That day I realized that it's not only me but also others ... and I unconsciously wanted to seem a perfect man. I hide behind masks where the world far away from my mistakes without paying for others to know even as I am aware of them. I came to not know who they are and not because they wanted others but because I wanted it. I tried a lot of time to look anyone to seem a perfect person without thinking that those who care about me really love me, appreciate me and I accept my strengths and weaknesses. I ended perfection ... and I realized that nothing is worth giving up my imperfect world. And you know what? Paradoxically for the time being imperfect world in which I live, in fact in which we all live is our only perfect world. No other. Perfection does not exist ... no one was, is and will never be perfect. At least I think so ... There will always be people who will fail us and people who we will fail. You'll have to forgive us because in turn we can be forgiven ... And life goes on ...
@cgrant (270)
• Spanish Town, Jamaica
18 Apr 11
well said!!!!! i just wish some people would understand that. No matter how we run from mistake and trouble they always seem to find us. I really appreciate your response. thank you
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
I am not perfect too. We all know that no one is perfect in this world. I know that kind of feeling that people around you expects too much from you. Just ignore them and they will just understand that you are not that perfect.
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
No one in this world is what you called Perfect, everyone experiences problems, struggles, obstacle in life, and we all feel pain. Perfection is from Mistakes so why should be bother if you have mistakes? People that look like perfect are the one who tries hard to achieve its dream to success, Perfect person exist, not in physical aspect or in terms of money, we live life, and when we reach our goal, for us everything now is perfect,,
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
Those people who thinks that you are perfect are those who are really not believing in you because everyone know that no is perfect. Those people who said that are those people who like to see how you fall in the ground. They like to see you suffer.
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
You're right, nothing exist as perfect except the word itself. Be it in human or material thing, it does not exist. If someone admires you of something, it could probably what is lacking to him, thus wishing for that something. It could not be disadvantage on our part, for as long as we know where to stand. If someone tells me I'm perfect, I abruptly responded what makes him think I'm perfect? Or I would rather find something he/she has which I wish I could have or something he/she knows which I don't know for them to realized that we're not made perfect at all. Even if we consider someone more fortunate than us, there is still something we have, no matter how small is that, that for sure they don't have or could not have for some reason. If someone sees a person and admire that person being perfect, that is for sure, she/he sees something in that person that he/she doesn't have. Well, this is just how I see it. But for me, I'm not perfect for sure. If there is someone exist as perfect...well, she must be so lucky. That's meant for her/him, probably. Happy mylotting.
@pengyachu (296)
• China
19 Apr 11
We are human,we can not do all the thing.No one is perfect,but we should try our best to do all the thing,that's all.