Moss-covered Monk

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Delayed Daily Musing - May 14th, 2013 - Perfection - 完美 - Wánměi

Perfection - 完美 - Wánměi

The young hero descends the mountain road,
radiating power with every step.
An old man refuses to clear the path;
the hero cannot ignore the slight.
One tussle brings an end 
to a life lived arrogantly
in pursuit of
perfection.

There are always people in the world to learn from if you hope to better yourself. Learn to recognize elders, not simply based on age, but by wisdom. Respect them, and learn to respect yourself. Know that you will not be great right away. Seek to live a long, rich life full of experience. To perfect one's self is difficult, but not impossible. To forgo perfection for wisdom, much rarer than the first alone.