We can never be good enough for society
So long as we’re not perfect.
Because perfection is beauty –
Or so the world claims.
But what the world fails to see is the beauty of imperfection.
Imperfection is what drives us to conquer our shortcomings
And overcome our barriers.
Perfection demands nothing from us,
While imperfection demands that we sacrifice everything,
Dedicating ourselves to strengthening our weaknesses.
There is beauty found in the sweat, blood, and tears
Of hard work as we strive to improve.
But we have nothing to reach for
If we are already perfect.
Imperfection offers us the opportunities that we seek,
Opportunities to change and become someone different,
The world needs to change and
Redefine its definition of beauty,
So that it may see the beauty in imperfection.
And the sooner we realize that we don’t have to be perfect,
The sooner we can stop trying to be perfect,
And start trying to be good.