Why perfection?

A silly exchange between me and K this morning had me thinking about my attitudes towards perfection. To take an analogy, when I cook, my first concern is taste followed by the effort and presentation ranks last. I am perhaps among the minority. In most things, I value effort. My eyes are set on a goal say an A grade or a rise up the ranks or dusting all the cabinets. I work diligently towards it often swayed by other interests. I sometimes reach the end. More often than not, I am found looking back midway to see how far I have come and being happy with my progress.

So, when I meet people who are so focused on the result that the path traversed is forgotten it takes an effort from me to understand where they come from. I have to consciously remember that it is an attitudinal difference not necessarily a personal failing.

Just saying…

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