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  • Writer's pictureStathopoulos Stefanos

KINTSUGI: Imperfection is just another word for perfection.

What is Perfect, anyway.? And does it really exists.? Some people believe that perfection is just an opinion and not a fact. Furthermore, they support that in the actual world the meaning of perfect does not exist. Perfect circle or perfect line is just an invention that serves research studies only. Actually, we live in a world of irregularity.

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects with gold. As a philosophy is embracing the flawed or imperfect, and it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Through this process, we end up with a more beautiful and stronger object. This result concludes to reclaim the imperfection into perfection.

But what perfect actually means.? If we analyze the word we discover that perfect means "bring something to completion" and we use it also to describe that something is not beyond practical or theoretical improvement. Many companies during the 90's, especially in beauty and fashion industry, they claimed that their products would help us to be perfect. Nowadays, they understand that they have been over promising over the years and there is a universal tendency to adopt a more natural icon to define perfection.

Really, am I the only one who is thinking that the defining of perfection is guided.? And if the religion was right (Psalms 104:24: πάντα ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐποίησας,"In wisdom hast thou made them all.").. This means that we were created perfect upon our birth. So, why do we have the need to keep changing ourselves in order to reach perfection.? I don't believe in the word perfect. I believe in the word better. I believe that through our experiences, our flaws and wounds we constitute a better edition of our-self. More beautiful and more strong. I believe in evolution and not in perfection. I believe that we all are imperfectly, perfect.


“There are two kinds of perfect: The one you can never achieve, and the other, by just being yourself.” ― Lauren King

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