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(From BusinessWorld (Philippines))
Byline: Marivic Rufino
Why do we make choices? "Because they are what I want, or wish for. Because they reflect who and what I am," Anna Quindlen, US author, wrote.
Reflecting on the topic of perfection, one is perplexed by mixed signals. On one hand, we are expected to go by a very high standard set by others. We have to tread a path and take major risks. Being perfect means one cannot make detours, missteps, mistakes and deviations.
Human beings, by nature, cannot be perfect. There are limitations, barriers and restrictions, obstacles. One is limited by many things external and internal, society and the community.
Reality proves that we are boxed in, classified and categorized into neat files with labels. Therefore, we are expected to act, think accordingly. What is hard is to show the real individual, the inner self …