My philosophy in life is simple: It’s my life; I live it to be the best version possible and be my definition of perfection.
Now what is perfection? It is just another word defined by the dictionary and translated in all languages. But what is, essentially, perfect? In my world, I define my own version of perfection because I don’t believe that the universal term of “perfection” exists.
My Definition of Perfection
As much as I always preach how perfect I think I am, it’s true because I am perfect in my own definitions. I define perfection in this way: leading a life chasing after your burning passion with the best people and things in your life that you are always thankful for.
And hell, I am living that life. My perfect life includes doing what I love, constantly growing myself, reflect and think often, love and truly love myself, enjoy the fine things in life (like coffee and whiskey), love the little things in life (like birds chirping and sun rays), surround myself with the best people and always, always ALWAYS be thankful for what I have. I think I am living the life that I always wanted, and it can always be better. I love my life!
Of course, perfection is just the nice side. I also do have lots on “the other side” like people I love leaving me, stress to manage everything and sometimes things get too caught up and I just feel so lost. Nonetheless, I’m deeply enchanted by the life I’m leading and I love every single bit of it! Perhaps I do have a couple days or 2 in a month feeling too stressed and burned out, but other than that, I enjoy waking up everyday and being a step closer to achieving my dreams.
Society’s Definition of Perfection
Like I said, there are many definitions of perfection. Society always has a say in things, so here’s what society’s definition is, at least in the Singapore context: to get straight As, scholarships to study, participate in community programs, assist in world organisations, be a member of the public sector and help the country to grow etc. I would say an example of society’s perfection is Emma Watson. She’s beautiful, strong, intelligent and one of the member of the United Nations. She’s someone I once wanted to be, but I realised my definitions are different. I admire her and I have immense respect for her, but that’s not what I deem as my version of perfection. It’s what I’d like to have, not aspire to become.
I once aspired to become society’s definition of perfection. I studied hard, got into all the things I wanted, I got my scholarships, networked with all the important people, participated in so many community programs, joined international organisations, but in the end, it’s not who I really am. I want to rule the world, I want to leave a legacy behind, I want to create an empire and I want to be my own boss.
To change the world with the legacy I create, to improve lives of millions with my own hands, to create something. That’s what I want. It’s what I deem to be leading a perfect life. Soon, grades are not important to me anymore; they don’t define me. I just do the best I can and not join in the rat race to see who tops it.
I become who I want to be.
There is no such thing as right or wrong in reality. You see, everything is just an illusion. Your definition, my definition, the society’s definition. We all define things by the way we see the world and not the world itself. It’s silly to ever think you are not perfect, because in your own world, you definitely are. There is no one that can be a better and more perfect you than who you really are. Stop conforming to society’s definitions if you don’t think it’s for you! Create your own definition, set your own destiny.