We believe that we live in a perfect world and always strive to be a perfect person. We always want to use perfect things and have perfect people around us. I don’t believe in a perfect world and believe nothing in the universe can be perfect. Anything that is supposed to be perfect will be fake and artificial.
One of the very known perfectionist i know is Steve Jobs and he believed in perfection and always wanted things he own and do should be perfect. While the software’s and hardware of Apple is said to be always perfect and best, in reality they are not. They are also same as other software and hardware around the world. They do have bugs, they crash, the hardware do break, there is a reason why they come with warranty and have apple service centres and help desks. Their software’s also require regular software updates for both security and bug fixes.
People who move towards the success never wait to be perfect, its about opportunity and risk they take to deliver success. As opposed to Apple, Microsoft products are said to be imperfect buggy software and agreeing to that they are actually more successful in the market. Perfection is not the goal of the windows but they want something working released to the market.
I am not saying there is nothing perfect in the world. Microprocessors are an amazing example of something that is perfect in this world. I don’t agree that its a perfect hardware, current microprocessors are always replaced by some powerful new processors in the future. But the underlying elements of the microprocessor the million of transistors switching and changing so perfectly every time is a man made marvel.
People believe that world is perfect mostly because they are religious and spiritual, believing that nature or god is so perfect and that god created the world so perfect just like god himself. And there is always a perfect reason behind every creation and a perfect fate already has been written and everyone and every creation have a perfect purpose. There is a Persian proverb, “A Persian rug is perfectly imperfect, and precisely imprecise”. They believe that nothing should be perfect as the god and they intentionally have a imperfect stitch in the rug. Persian rugs are very popular and they all have one imperfect stitch in it.
I don’t believe in any god and if god exists beyond my belief then he is also a imperfect. I believe that the world is a result of imperfect universe. I visualize the universe at the beginning at the time has not even started was a imperfect , unstable with randomness. This resulted in the creation of the universe that we know of. Every thing that exist is random and imperfect, they give a illusion of being perfect because it results the very existence of our universe.
Earth is so imperfect, its not a perfect sphere its not in a perfect shape and surface is not perfect it has a very randomness of depth and height, with oceans and land compromising the earth. Its so imperfect that it divides the land from the water and causing radical shifts in climate giving us seasons and its so imperfect that it rotates itself giving us night and day.
This randomness and imperfection created the life here. Its so imperfect and random event that life exists here on the earth and we cannot find any other source of life in the universe till now. We are the imperfection of the universe and we pollute the world sending rockets and satellites , probes into the universe disturbing the events of the imperfect universe causing much more randomness and its goes on and on.
The life span of the human is so small that we cannot even notice the randomness and instability of the universe. Humans are so imperfect that they left the natural ways and started living the imperfect life by creating this artificial modern life that is not intended by the nature.
I can write lot of stuff about the imperfection of the world and us making it worse so the universe and us can co-exist. We live in the illusion of perfect world that is so imperfect. I can rephrase the Persian proverb,
“The Universe is perfectly imperfect, and precisely imprecise”.
So you still believe in the perfect world ?