Writing Prompt: Imperfection #amwriting

 

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“Imperfections- in things, in people, in places add character to life. Tell us about an imperfection you cherish?”

Mistakes! I Love Them!

Yep, that’s right I do, and a great writing prompt under today’s date in the book.  To be honest, I feel that as we all make mistakes it’s an imperfection that we all have, as people. Whether it be taking the wrong turning while driving, work mistakes, or in my case as a writer God forbid typos!!  These are just minor things of course. In all seriousness, I value this ‘imperfection’ of making mistakes ( major/serious ones and minor ones), we have as humans, as I believe that the mistakes that we all make do a few things as well as add character to life:

  1. Teach.
  2. Give direction.
  3. Allow growth.
  4. Confidence.

Now, I’m not just talking about the minor mistakes we may make on a day-to-day basis. I also mean those major, maaaaaaaaaaaajjjjjjjjjjor mistakes we make in life, generally.  The ones that make is question what the hell we were doing LOL.

Think about it. If you’ve ever made a mistake most likely you did learn something from it. Even if it was not pretty, you still learned something, which then gave you a direction, sometimes even a new one! This new direction brings ‘growth’ be it mentally, as a person, or in your skills set/attitude etc. and then, I have no doubt that you had a brand new air of confidence about you, right? Yep I knew it!

Sometimes…. this doesn’t happen, though.

Yeah, by this I  mean when we make a mistake, if we don’t embrace it or this ‘imperfection’ and by this I mean the actual mistake or action, not the fact that we made one, it’s in these cases feel that a person won’t experience the beauty of the mistake.  The beauty being, the four things I listed above and the positive side to embrace of this ‘imperfection’ we all have.  These four things, in my view do four further things.

  1. Heal.
  2. Strength.
  3. Determination.
  4. Self-belief.

Yes,  as you’ve probably clicked to me mistakes (the imperfection I love in life), are things that provide a circle of experiences– that better you. If you do embrace this imperfection and experience what I mention in the first paragraphs, most times we come full circle and heal (even if the mistake was not traumatic, healing comes in many forms and it could just be as simple as knowing that you’ll never make that minor mistake again). Then, we have strength to keep going, be determined, and that only leads to increased self-belief in my view.

Overall, in all honesty many people hate making mistakes  ( myself included I do like to do things as best I can, generally). But, when push comes to shove if I had to embrace an imperfection in life, as someone who likes perfection, I’d say I’d embrace making mistakes. No matter how major or minor, as if embraced fully you can gain a hell of a lot, no matter how minor a mistake it was!

I think the imperfection that adds character to life is our natural human ability to fuck up, royally sometimes! *shrugs shoulders*.

What about you? What imperfection do you feel adds character to life?

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