What happens when perfection isn’t good enough?-Scott Westerfeld


Burj Khalifa in Dubai is said to be the tallest building as of now and no other building taller than this in any part of the world.

Towering 828 m (2716.535 f) and holds the record for the tallest building and tallest standing human-made structure.

We are all proud of this achievement.

Sure, more towers are going to be built that are taller than Burj Khalifa in the near future.

You know humans very well, being a part of yourself!

They can never be satisfied with their achievements and that is the reason the Olympic games survive and that is good for the business / construction industry and also consumer consumption.

Always humans strive to beat the earlier records

Is this something to do with greed or something to do with achievement?

What is the limit and where is the limit?

“Every human always wants more. We are never satisfied.

True happiness does not come until we are fully satisfied with what we have”  Unknown

Can humans get permanent satisfaction?

“Our being satisfied eventually irritates our mind.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Humans can never reach the stage of total and complete satisfaction.

There is nothing wrong with this attitude because it’s in our blood.

But at what cost?

You have to achieve this at the cost of your health, money, relationships and mental ability only to be told later that somebody else bettering your performance and your blood continues to boil. (I am talking things at individual level)

So it’s a vicious cycle and you are trapped in quicksand!

What about… happy but never satisfied attitude?

You must be aware of the famous Bruce Lee quote “Be happy, but never satisfied”

My friend, this is where we all go wrong and we start subjecting ourselves to ‘self-torture’ and this happens as long as you compare with others.

Remember you can never get satisfaction as long as your desire continues.

Is there any solution available?

Yes. There is just one and one only.

Learn to be satisfied with your dissatisfaction.

What are your thoughts?

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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4 thoughts on “What happens when perfection isn’t good enough?-Scott Westerfeld

  1. Interesting and thought-provoking post Philo. I feel that the focus on what we have/have not is deeply rooted in the class system in the UK and goes much further back than the 20th century.

    That said, I also agree that as people, we focus too much on having the next latest thing … consumer pressure, peer pressure … and some other possibly negative traits too.

    I’ve actually been at a wellness centre today, and it was nice to be reminded to be centred, focus on what our bodies and minds need rather than craving external possessions where the satisfaction they bring is transitory.

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