My boss refers to a lot of movies for life's eye openers - one of the many that he has mentioned to share was from the movie Gattaca (true it wasnt such a great movie, but it was indeed different) focusing on the relationship between two brothers..one perfectly engineered and the other naturally engineered. One bound to be better a thousand fold in paper while the other imperfect in every sense of it. A lot of people veer towards the perfection of it all. How there is a way to alleviate (is it?) and prevent any possible discomfort to anyone borne. Yet, this actually removes the person of any unique identity - he becomes a statistic rather than a standout in the fold.
Perfection does not run on the upward climb for it only walks over the flat land of life.
The Imperfect treads on every unpaved climb for it only knows this is the only road to take.
the point of my boss was not about perfection versus imperfection - his point was, how does the imperfect one.. Vincent (back to the movie now) has been able to endure the misgivings and challenges of the world. given to battle limits, given to deal with the mockery of it all.. his enduring quality is a marvel to Anton (the perfect brother)..how is this even possible?
Vincent's moment - I never save anything for the swim back..
Never save anything for the swim back. like how we carry on with our lives today. there is no room for mediocrity or second guessing. that every moment we breathe impacts the general movement of the world. whatever you can do today, the now, changes tomorrow - if however, tomorrow does not come, the least, you pushed yourself to be the best that you are and can today..
Today i am swimming into the pool of unusual murk yet, i know i can keep my head above its waters. if in the end i choke and dont make it - it is just fine. i can only think of today. nothing more.