Perfection

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06 Jan 2008, 20:48 #1

What is perfection? Dictionary.com defines it as "the state of being without a flaw or defect".

Flawless. Perfect. Is such a thing even possible? Can something be truly without flaws?

And what happens if perfection IS achieved? What then? By definition, you can't progress past perfection, so what would happen? Would change cease to exist? It seems that if perfection could be achieved, life would lose all meaning. (A good example is the novel The Giver) After all, humans themselves are far from perfect.

So, if perfection is a possibility, should it even be striven for?
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06 Jan 2008, 21:49 #2

Although Perfection is unobtainable, we should still strive towards it.

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06 Jan 2008, 22:28 #3

Perfection is based on opinions, so one can be perfect, if they see themselves as flawless.

I'm perfection.
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07 Jan 2008, 00:49 #4

Dragon Hellfire @ Jan 6 2008, 05:28 PM wrote: Perfection is based on opinions, so one can be perfect, if they see themselves as flawless.

I'm perfection.
However, you aren't the only one with an opinion, so labeling yourself as perfection is far from the truth if the masses don't agree with you.
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07 Jan 2008, 00:52 #5

He is perfection to himself, just not to others.

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07 Jan 2008, 00:53 #6

As long as people find flaws with him, by definition, he isn't perfect.

Thinking that you are flawless does not make you flawless.
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07 Jan 2008, 00:55 #7

You can't say I'm wrong, you can only disagree with me.

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07 Jan 2008, 01:10 #8

I am more perfect than DH


I agree with Dez, btw

Although Perfection is unobtainable, we should still strive towards it.
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12 Mar 2008, 04:16 #9

Being perfect is impossible,nothing is without a flaw. Perfection wont ever be achieved, and if it ever is who knows what would happen. It should still be striven for.

someone can say they are perfect all they want, doesn't mean its true.
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12 Mar 2008, 04:25 #10

This is a very strange topic, but to addess Inu: No. It's not impossible. It's commonly said that perfection is impossibly or unattainable, but it's not. In many ways, it is impossible to make yourself perfect, which I think is where the saying(s) come from. But that does not make the concept impossible.

For example, you could say x = 2 + 4 is imperfect, because it can be reduced further, or improved. But you could then contrast that with x = 6, and say that is perfect, because it cannot be improved.

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13 Mar 2008, 02:06 #11

Inuyasha Lover @ Mar 11 2008, 09:16 PM wrote: Being perfect is impossible,nothing is without a flaw. Perfection wont ever be achieved, and if it ever is who knows what would happen. It should still be striven for.

someone can say they are perfect all they want, doesn't mean its true.
If nothing is without flaw, then perfection exists in everything.
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13 Mar 2008, 02:17 #12

Perfect to me means without flaw, so that means without sin.

Only Jesus and Mary were perfect. The rest of us humans sin and are not flawless. In fact usually it is our flaws that destroy us.
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13 Mar 2008, 02:22 #13

darklink @ Mar 12 2008, 09:17 PM wrote: In fact usually it is our flaws that destroy us.
XD Reminds me of Shakespearean tragedy.

I agree. I don't think that perfection is attainable by human means, and I don't believe that the definition of perfection is relative to the individual. I believe there are certain universal requirements, if you will, for perfection. I believe that the best we can do is to aim ourselves in this direction and try.


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13 Jan 2009, 23:42 #14

IMO, I think perfection is unnatainable. If we reach perfection, we have no meaning. I think that the meaning of life is to attain perfection. Attain perfection, then what? Your meaning has been fulfilled. Do we die? Do we disappear? What then?

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13 Jan 2009, 23:47 #15

Renegade @ Jan 13 2009, 06:42 PM wrote: IMO, I think perfection is unnatainable. If we reach perfection, we have no meaning. I think that the meaning of life is to attain perfection. Attain perfection, then what? Your meaning has been fulfilled. Do we die? Do we disappear? What then?
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