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  • I give over to you my take of the expression “trying to be perfect in a world that requires failure”

    Who the ooook is THE ONE to decide whether another meets, averages or fails at perfection?

    Measuring perfection
    Should you think you have failed
    Look to the measuring jug and
    Who is holding it
    If it isn’t yourself
    Who’s worth are you measuring yourself against?

    And woe betide you if you have passed your jug to someone else
    To hold it up so that
    Your reflection below the level you have no knowledge of lies
    Distorted on its surface

    And if you hold your own so tight within your grasp and
    Are forever looking outwards seeing only
    Distorted reflections
    In other people’s jugs
    Consider this
    You may be striving for perfection using jugs always made to measure everyone else’s failure
    Whichever way you frame it

    My honest opinion
    To attain perfection measure yourself against yourself
    Hold up your own jug
    Fill it truly, cut no corners
    Turn your eyes from the levels of those other jugs
    They are but a distraction
    Be true in your measurement above and beyond all else
    Breathe in deeply
    And give into

    See the level rise
    See the contents glow

    And do me one more favour
    Laugh and point uproariously
    My grinning chagrin is in total agreement
    Look not at me and mine
    My jug overflows because I am a
    Perfect fool
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