What is the definition of perfect?
what does perfect mean to you? what would the world look like, people? what would things smell like. what would there be a bunch of and what would ther ebe nothing of. would there still be opposites? like with out (for example) with out light tehre wouldnt be dark. happy no sad???
being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"
arrant(a): without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain ...
perfective: a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
precisely accurate or exact; "perfect timing"
Perfection is, broadly, a state of completeness and flawlessness.
That's the dictionary definition. To me perfection is as simple as "Hakunamatata" -no worries, no flaws, no problems.
if that were true life would be boring wouldn't it?
There is no such thing as "perfect"in the real world. Everything in this world has flaws- everything except your thoughts. Not all of them, but some of our thoughts can imagine what's perfect. Think of a circle. In the real world, there is no such thing as a perfect circle because whenever someone tries to recreate one, there will be some flaw in it, even if it's invisible to the naked eye. But in your mind, perfect circles can be imagined. Ponder that for a bit. :)
That was very philosophical.
Side: impossible in the real world
Nothing in life is static. Look at the nearest wall, it appears to have substance, it appears not not be doing anything at all, but it is. It's never the same wall for two consecutive moments. Every moment the atoms that make up the wall are spinning, spinning so fast that the wall appears solid, but it is always in progress. It is never static.
Take the motion out of a river and what do you have? Just still water. Take the motion out of the river and the river is no more. But even then the water is not even entirely still because even then the water molecules are in motion. If you take the motion of the the molecules then even the water ceases to exist.
Life is a collection of verbs, there can be no nouns, only verbs as everything is constantly in progress, doing. You call it a tree, as though it no longer is becoming a tree but the tree still grows, it's not a static thing, it's still tree-ing. You call it a river, but a river is a progression and a very noticeable one at that. It's not a static thing, it's still "river-ing".
You call it perfect, this implies no more growth can happen, how can you improve on perfection? It has finished, come to fruition, but whatever it is is still progressing. Before you you can finishing saying "it is perfect" it has changed. To call it perfect is to say it doesn't progress anymore, no progression is possible because it is already complete.
When can you say a river is complete? That it is perfect? A rivers entire existence is defined by its progression. Once it is finished growing, it is no longer a river.
Another analogy, You body. Is it perfect? It can't be. Every moment it is progressing. What works this moment will not work the next. Imagine if your eyes were perfect, that they could grow no more because they had reached the end of growth. Eventually they would dry up and fall out of your eye sockets. The only way for them to remain useful is if they are constantly growing, constantly improving on whatever faults arise. Perfection is imaginary.
So I say no thing can be perfect. Everything is in constant motion, constant progression and as soon you take the motion away from it, it stops existing.
Side: impossible in the real world