Article in brief: The writer talks about the importance of creativity and how everyone seems to focus on perfection rather than the flourishing of talents and abilities.
A perfectionist is who I am! But is it me to blame or is it the society that insists on aiming for perfection rather than creativity? How every aspect of our personality is looked upon and judged and how everything we do should catch up with their extreme expectations. Every person is different and what may look perfect to me could be another person’s disaster.
There’s nothing wrong with perfection; except that it will never be reached. Creativity, however, is a person’s way to express their soul. Whether on a piece of paper or a canvas, a photograph or a dance, every person has a different way of conveying their inner self. So would you rather be the stereotypical image of perfection or the unique creative one?
I remember myself during art class back in school, feeling so ashamed of myself because I couldn’t even draw a flower; a shape everyone else seemed to be prefect in. Being so young, I looked at this situation as a weakness, not realizing that art has way too many forms and drawing is not my form of art. What I noticed about schools is that they encourage students to be perfect instead of being the best at what they may be talented in.
Most schools focus on their image rather than the hidden abilities of their students. Every person has a talent, an ability that will create and shape their future in unexpected ways. If educational institutions invest their time in nurturing their students’ talents and hidden abilities, every student will grow to believe that they are capable of being who they are and achieving their reveries.
Not everyone can take a beautiful photograph or cook a tasty meal but everyone has a dream that can be achieved if they only settled for the best instead of the perfect. Put your time and effort in becoming the best version of yourself instead of the perfect one and become involved in the blossoming of your talents and let it grow within you.
You can be different and original; that doesn’t make you any less of a success. It actually makes you a person with a unique vision. Take a brush and start drawing your life the way you want it to be, take a pen and let the ink flow the way you want it to flow, take a spoon full of spices and watch your life change, one taste bud at a time.
Alwid is a young lady who aims to become the change she wants to see in this world by spreading positivity and leading youth towards the road of unlimited possibilities. She recently founded her own website hearmyeche.com through which she aims to become the voice of youth and share unrecognized talents. Her column “Lost in reverie” is a place where she allows her thoughts and emotions to flow and a place where she can hopefully create a change.