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Wabi Sabi and Perfect Writing

I recently read a great article by Jane Sumerset titled Perfect Writing is Imperfect.

While reading this article I was reminded of the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi.  This philosophy sees beauty as  “imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.”

At times I put a lot of pressure on myself to strive for perfection in my day-to-day life. This pressure is unrealistic, but understandable. We all want to do the best job we possibly can, both at home and at work.

However, the struggle for perfection is really an attempt to eliminate imperfection. This struggle is exhausting and ultimately futile. Sumerset highlighted for me the value of avoiding the quicksand of perfectionism.

Sumerset, J ‘Perfect Writing is Imperfect’ ezine @rticles http://ezinearticles.com/?Perfect-Writing-is-Imperfect&id=3115145

wikipaedia ‘Wabi-sabi’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi


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