“The search for perfection, like a mite under the skin, goads us and drives us and makes us ill at heart when we fail to attain what we cannot possibly accomplish. …
“We want perfect 10s in gymnastics, 300hp engines in family cars, airplanes that fly faster than sound, multiple gigabyte processors in computers. We push every boundary to the breaking pointâ€“and in the case of cars and jet engines and desktop PCs sometimes we even get it.
“Itâ€™s when we apply such standards to the human soul that things go miserably wrong. Then we come face-to-face with the flat face of the soul, that part of us that grows only in increments and insights, never by trampolining from one self to another.
Article publié pour la première fois le 12/09/2014