This is a comment by Kaleb Blake on the post “5 Questions to Reclaim Your Life“.
“Thank you for writing this, Graham! I agree with Soullite in that this is easily the best advice on this site. It’s perfect. What resonates with me is your sentence: ‘I came to realise that I was a caring, creative man who was too focused on trying to make things right and creating perfection.’
“I think what’s extremely important to surrender to before even being able to take your advice in whole comes from this—stop trying to create perfection. We’re all human. We’re not perfect. We change, and so does who we want to become.
“A lot of people in my generation (early 20s, just graduated college) are learning this the hard way. We’ve all take advice from our parents and grandparents: go to college and you’ll surely get a job that affords you a comfortable life. We were in for a rude awakening that May of 2011 when we got our diplomas. A little over a year later, with just that one year of ‘real world’ experience, we’ve learned this: The economy is in the tank, our parents gave us dreams that America can’t as easily fulfill, we’ll figure it out—it just takes time.
“Surrendering to imperfection is so key to following your advice and I think this is not one of those one-stop advice go-tos; we need to constantly reevaluate who we want to be and be open to other people influencing us (while holding strong to morals). Thanks for sharing this, Graham!”
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