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Who’s to say that it’s impossible to love another when you can’t love yourself?
My disagreement comes only by recent discovery, and the belief that for every person out there, there is an equally opposite person that completes them, and together, they create the finished product that one can love.

We all have our flaws; many would argue that our own imperfections are what make us perfectly unique people.  Regardless of how “ perfect ” our imperfections may make us, it is much easier for us to be upset for where we fall short than it is to hate ourselves for what we excel greatly at.  

I do not disagree; our failures and shortcomings are surely the secret ingredients to our perfection.  For every way in which we fall short, another trait grows stronger to aid the next attempt.  Our imperfection causes unique development, which brings us, as a single person, one step closer to absolute perfection.

However it is human nature to look at our shortcomings and feel the seeds of frustration planting, even if we know deep in our majestic minds that there is another way of overcoming the task.  We find it easy to be mad at ourselves for failing, and equally as easy to be prideful over our successes, but very few often do we look back at ourselves and say “That was stupid,” and feel proud about it.

So in our own sea of anger and humiliation we front out all of our worst flaws and mistakes, our imperfections that we should truly be proud of.  We lay out our problems on the table, desiring change but knowing because they are the essence of who we are, little can be done to correct the wrongs we see in ourselves.

Everyone wishes in some way, shape, or form that they could improve themselves, their lack of satisfaction with themselves shows an evident lack of love for their own person.   So where does loving another fit into this equation?

A married couple often refers to their spouse as their “better half,” or refers to their joining as a “completion” of one another’s character.  This “completion” is a culmination of the directly contrasting personalities of the involved couple.  Their differences make up for the shortcomings of their partner, creating a perfect, circular harmony of character traits.  This creates a singular identity, one that is truly perfect by means of imperfections.

It is much easier to love our accomplishments and our successes.  So truly, we can love another even with a lack of love for ourselves, for that is how we enter every relationship in our lifetime without even consciously comprehending the reason that lies beneath.  It is hard to love our faults, however, our faults corrected by the strengths of another are much easier to overcome our own growing hatred over than an incomplete trait.  It is hard to love a product with flaws, but not so much a finished product of perfection.

I’m not saying we should hate ourselves, but rather accept that we are simply not meant to ever be entirely happy with ourselves, and to understand that somewhere, there is someone who will arrive with the incomplete pieces to your puzzle, and together, with pride in your strengths, the former shortcomings will be provided for, and together with our significant other we create a perfect, singular identity; that identity is Perfection.
  • Listening to: Born Like This - Three Days Grace
  • Watching: Bad memories - or rather the good but bittersweet
  • Playing: Godfather II
  • Eating: Cinnamon Toast Crunch - I'm that badass
  • Drinking: Milk

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Craig Navas
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: College Station, Texas
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Personal Quote: The important thing is this: To be able to sacrifice what we are for what we could become

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themartinman Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
dude. it says youve been getting online. but you havent posted shiz in forever.
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Just... dropped in to say thanks for the :+fav: dear!
mintyoreo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Hi, I was just reading snow-machine's work and I came across one of your comments

''A friend of mine once wrote a poem, about how there is no such thing as perfection - just the image we put before us that we aspire to be commonly established by the society around us - what we fail to realize it is who we are for our flaws, experiences, and most of all, our imperfections, that make us into the -perfectly- unique people that we are. I loved the piece, and it corresponds with everything in life.''

- can I ask if I can *somehow* find your friend's poem? I know it's a strange ask > <
mintyoreo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
thanks! :)
ShadowWolf471 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Manic-Luvr Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
:aww: Thanks for the visit to my page.
Nicolleel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008   Photographer
Thanks so much for the fav :)
ShadowWolf471 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You're so welcome =) I loved how that photo turned out, it looks almost unreal with its vibrant colors and just the way it stands out in comparison to everything else!
Nicolleel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008   Photographer
Thank you so much! I was a little doubtful of it always, the angle, etc. but I am really critical of my photos. It's a really beautiful place there, great to have another perspective of it :)
ShadowWolf471 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
A good artist is always critical of their own work. Don't stop being critical because then it shows you just stop caring about how your art comes out!

Always a pleasure! Second opinions always are a great motivator to good art!
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