Every Day I Become More Human, Less Perfect, and Happier
Learning to accept who you are is an adventure that can last a lifetime. But once you feel happy with what you have and what you’ve accomplished, you find an invaluable inner balance.
There’re people who spend most of their lives pretending to be someone they’re not. Even more, far from accepting who they are, they strive to change their personality. Consequently, they exhaust themselves in a long distance race to find the ideal that they have in mind. For the simple reason that they deny what they truly are.
For instance, many women spend their entire lives wishing they had a “perfect body”, which not even models have in real life. Furthermore, some people, feel obsessed with the creation of a “perfect life” – a dream house, a perfect husband, perfect children, etc.
However, such thing as perfection doesn’t exist. In fact, life’s made up of moments that can offer you the greatest happiness. As long as you accept yourself as you are, you have already taken the first big step.
In today’s article, we invite you to reflect on this with us.
Less perfect, but happier
Those who know true beauty say that the most attractive characteristic is knowing how to deal with imperfection. For the simple reason that your little imperfections are what make you unique. That’s part of your magic, what makes you different and special.
When you accept yourself, your shortcomings and your beauty, you’ll find your inner balance. Furthermore, that’ll put you in balance with the world around you and everyone in it.
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- People who don’t accept who they are, develop feelings of insecurity.
- Consequently, insecurity creates dissatisfaction. And as a result, someone who’s dissatisfied with themselves becomes frustrated or develops negative traits. As for example, jealousy or fear.
- Having a “perfect body” doesn’t buy happiness. In fact, many people who have followed a strict diet, exercised daily, and even undergone plastic surgery, still don’t accept who they are.
- It’s also important to note that, sometimes, the need for “self-perfection” is ingrained in us from childhood. Having strict or severe parents can wind up breeding insecurities. This can lead to the point that you believe perfection is the only path to success.
It’s important that everyone arrive at a moment in their lives when, finally, they accept who they are. This should happen sometime in the late teenage years or early 20s when you’ve finally matured.
From that point on, you’re in for the greatest adventures of your life. Only the most self-aware and emotionally mature people are able to move forward with integrity. They’re open to all that life can offer because they, in turn, have much to give to life itself.
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Every day you’re more human and more receptive to the things around you
What does it mean to be more human? We grow and learn from their surroundings, but what makes us different from the rest of the animal kingdom, is our ability to experience emotions and love.
- To be human is to be more sensitive to the realities of everyday life.
- It’s to be able to listen to yourself and understand your needs, intuitively knowing how to strengthen bonds with others and show empathy.
- We’re all human, but only some of us act with true emotional intelligence, respect, and communicate with integrity. Only a few people promote a positive environment where everyone wins.
Firstly, to reach this important stage, in which you connect with those around you, it’s vital that you accept and love yourself.
- Acceptance doesn’t mean just being happy with your body or physical appearance.
- More importantly, acceptance means you acknowledge your past – not only your successes but also your mistakes.
- That is to say, accepting your failures while also learning from them.
Being happy and making mistakes aren’t mutually exclusive. Also, don’t assume that people who seem like they have a perfect life are all happy. Happiness is made up of moments that begin from within.
People who’re proud of who they are, with humility, manage to make this world a better place each day.
Let us be more human, less perfect and happier!
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