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Life’s Too Short for the Perfect Movie: Embracing Imperfection in Love and Beyond

  I once saw a couple in a movie theater, and the husband actually brought a suitcase to watch the movie.
  Two-thirds of the way through the movie, the husband stood up and touched his wife’s hair very affectionately, then dragged the box away.
  I was surprised by this.
  The movie ended and the lights came on. Coincidentally, the wife recognized me and said she had read my book. I asked: “Did your husband leave beforehand?”
  My wife said: “Yes, he works in other places, and we have lived in different places for many years. I especially like watching movies, so he always watches them with me before leaving. Go to the airport again.”
  I asked, “Wouldn’t you regret watching only half of the show?”
  My wife said, “No! I will tell him the next plot, and we will have one more topic to talk about. His time at home We are young and have a lot of housework, and we have to take care of the elderly and children. Even if we only watched half of the movie, we were with each other, which is better than not watching even half of it. Life is like this. If you always think about finding the perfect answer, there will be no answer. “If you always think about being perfect, you won’t do it.”
  I was touched by her words, because I often use “perfectionism” as an excuse not to do something. For example, if I’m too busy, I won’t call my parents. If I don’t have enough time, I won’t contact them at all. For example, if I have to wait until everything is ready before doing a job, I put it off again and again, and finally let it go.
  If others feel happy after watching half of the movie, why can’t I “finish first, then perfect”?
  Since then, I have been thinking less and doing more, even if I am not ready, making adjustments as I go. In the end, a lot of things turned around. Be fully committed and meticulous in the process of completion, and slowly, perfection can be achieved. The statue of Venus is so beautiful. It has a posture first and then is carefully carved. Hemingway said that the first draft of any article is “bullshit” and must be revised slowly before it is completed.
  In a life of ups and downs, in a world where perfection almost never exists, living your own perfection is a skill.

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