I got a tweet last night asking me what I think about society’s idea of perfection. It is something I feel quite strongly about so I decided to write a blog about it. People throw around the word ‘perfect’ I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s because no one really knows what perfect actually is.
Everyone’s idea of perfection is completely different. Perfection to me is someone who has a big heart and is willing to go out of their way to help someone else. Perfection to some people is wealth, looks, career or material things. Whether we like to admit it or not everything we do is or will be judged by someone. Whether it’s the colour of the t-shirt we wear, the colour of our skin or the gender of person we decide to date society is very quick to judge.
We are making massive leaps and bounds in terms of equality but true equality is still very far from here. I’ve come to realise that people only judge you because they don’t have the strength to do what you’re doing. They judge you because they don’t agree with what you are doing or they judge you because their perception is different to yours. Each and everyone of us is entitled to an opinion I just want you to remember that your opinion is just as valid as the next persons.
I like to think of society as my grandparents. They are wise and have a lot of knowledge in life but just because they’re old it doesn’t mean they know everything. Just because society is a certain way and it has been for a very long time it doesn’t mean that society always has it right. It doesn’t mean that you need to be perfect.
Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself. Don’t be afraid to feel free. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Don’t be afraid to learn and most importantly don’t be afraid to change peoples perception. Break the stereotypes and make someone else question their judgement. Every day I challenge myself to change someones judgement you too can be an influence on someone else’s perception. Society needs a push in the right direction.