To @Orion and @blackadder who failed to get my nuance, I was being a bit… dare I say sarcastic? Products claiming to turn you into millionaires, turn you into One-Punch Man or heal you so completely it’s like taking years off of your life. It’s all marketing. Most people are happy if the product does one-thirds of that, which would be the definition of success in most cases. I just get a bit fed up with all that marketing every now and then. Hence, I used the same overblown statements by calling them superheroes instead of just success stories.
@subliminalguy Thank you for sharing. Unfortunately, I’m not ready to do that quite yet. All I can say is that my greatest flaw is also my greatest strength. It also has the effect of me not fitting into the norms of “civilized” society, which really stunts my development, bringing me here.
I remember this one time I had a very long discussion with the perfect Catholic school girl. We’re talking the stereotype here. Bible in hand, white skirt, long blond hair, no make-up, just plain natural drop-dead gorgeous.
Anyways, I always love engaging people that are religious in a good way, so those that accept that not everybody else is or has to be, they’ll come on their own time. I asked her all kinds of questions, spoke at length about the way I saw the universe. In the end, I sent her running to her pastor to talk for hours. She came back with the conclusion that I had a deeper understanding of and connection to her religion and her deity than even her priest. Which was hilarious to me, since I pride myself on refusing to follow any religious denomination. My faith is my own, I believe how I feel is how I’m supposed to. The reasoning behind that is that all religion was created by man. And if, as you, say, man is imperfect, then how could they possibly accurately represent a perfect deity? Something will always get lost in translation. If there is a He, then He will have to personalize His message to all of us, it’s the only way it gets through correctly.
But enough of that, I’m already risking a discussion that is best left off the forum. Me and the girl dated for a while, she was truly amazing and I’m glad to have had her in my life.
In asking the topic’s question, I wasn’t actually looking for anything. As I stated at the start of this post, I just needed to get my frustration at things rant for a bit. Besides, I would never want perfection. In my eyes, perfection means stagnation. After all, if you’re perfect, what’s left? There’s nothing left to do, nothing left to change. You’d simply exist in this timeless, frozen existence, this one moment of complete perfection. It’s our flaws and imperfections that give us our creativity and passion.
I got that idea from The Saga of Recluce. Never got around to reading it, only getting in the beginning. But the author’s description of Order and Chaos made so much sense to me that I realized one must never exist in either extreme and we must always strive for balance in all things. Take the Jungian Shadow for example. We all have a darker side, possibly brought on by our imperfections. It is up to us to express that darker side in a controlled fashion or else it will build up over time and explode out of us. Think crimes of passion or useless violence and aggression. If those people had found safe outlets for those emotions earlier, it likely would have never come to that.
Anyways, I’m going on for too long, so I’m going to see if I can do something around the house. Thanks for listening and engaging.