The Human Condition

Per Imp #10001

The human condition is far from perfect,

and yet there’s still no greater beauty.

In fact, the closest we can get to perfection

is in overcoming our imperfections,

while overlooking those of others.

Though it is true, imperfections, like beauty,

are in the eye of the beholder.

Nothing can be done to alter that fact.

A person cannot be forced to view others

through more compassionate eyes

in order to see the true beauty.

It’s their God-given right to be a fool.

Needless to say,

it is wiser to be true to oneself…

scars and all.

Heed not those who habitually point out

the imperfections of others, as they

simultaneously, though ignorantly,

spotlight their own.

Those who confess no imperfections shine a

beacon on that which they confess.

To judge without knowing is like intelligence

without common sense, it’s nonsense.

How one responds to imperfections, one’s own

or others, is a great indicator to

individual self-worth.

Therefore, sex appeal isn’t what others see in you,

it’s what you see in yourself.

Per Imp #80001

Love can always look beyond imperfections

to find the beauty.


Including a healthy love of self.

A proper course of action:

cease dwelling on imperfections.

The cost is too great.

Everything of substance is forfeited in the process.

Imperfection is a part of life,

deal with it and move on.

You’re perfectly imperfect just as you are.

And if you show me anyone without a blemish

I’ll show you someone to avoid when

the shit hits the fan.

Part of the grand design is that humans can

overcome imperfections, individually and

collectively, proving miracles still happen.

Which does not imply all such miracles include

a transformation from

imperfection to perfection.

Nor does it imply mere acceptance.

Humans conquer their imperfections by not

allowing the obstacle control over their

lives: keeping them from their desires.

Individuality, confidence, peace of mind:

Living with imperfections.

Never allowing imperfections to hinder

living to the fullest.

Per Imp #220001

© JW Thomas


15 thoughts on “The Human Condition

  1. Kay April 6, 2016 / 12:25 am

    This is lovely! It’s a difficult thing to do, in my experience anyway, to look past my own, or to have as much compassion for myself as I do others. Sometimes it’s all about breaking ingrained habits and truly trying to live in the moment as best as possible. Appreciating life’s imperfections makes every day full, there’s no doubt about that!

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    • jwtatfbc April 6, 2016 / 2:36 am

      Thank you so much for the response, Kay. As a partially disabled Vet, I had to come to grips with going from an elite soldier who could do anything physically to my present condition with a lot of physical and emotional scars. And there was a lot of lessons learned along the way. But I can honestly say, having come through it all, I never judge anyone on such shallow standards that we see in society everyday. And life is good again!

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      • Kay April 6, 2016 / 1:14 pm

        That’s one hell of a journey, JW. To have come through with that outlook is remarkable, and invaluable. Life is good. 💜


  2. Mary Cathleen Clark April 6, 2016 / 3:42 am

    A masterpiece, JW. It would be a much better world if people were not so obsessed with “perfect” looks. I think Hollywood started it, and fashion magazines carried it onward. For a long time, women have been held to unrealistic expectations of what is beautiful. And now, men are starting to be put under that microscope as well.

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    • jwtatfbc April 6, 2016 / 3:45 am

      That is too true. But it also has to do with human psychology and the need of insecure individuals to build themselves up by putting others down.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 6, 2016 / 3:49 am

        I’ve seen that, and sadly to say, women do it far more often on members of their own sex than do men. Maybe it’s because women are more insecure in their worth than men are.

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      • jwtatfbc April 6, 2016 / 3:53 am

        I would have to agree with you, from my overall experience and training I have seen females really take it to the limit sometimes: downright scary. But people, due to their insecurities, lash out at things or people that are different and scare them; instead of taking the time to give them a chance, and become familiar with them.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 6, 2016 / 4:02 am

        Where I worked before retiring, we had a mix of both sexes and ages. A lot of the older women were always critical of the younger ones–especially if they were pretty. I never understood that…
        I remember telling one woman who was about my age that we had had our time in the sun, and it wasn’t right to begrudge the younger ladies their time in the sun.

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      • jwtatfbc April 6, 2016 / 4:06 am

        Yeah, but you’re willing to look at the younger generation in all areas (like music, writing, art, etc) and make judgments based on talent. Whereas, many people as they get older get stuck in their belief that their generation and likes tops everything.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 6, 2016 / 4:18 am

        Now that you mention it, I have noticed that. I like the company of people of any age who are open to new ideas and experiences than those who are caught in a time warp. I feel honored that all my nephews and nieces call me their favorite aunt…the cool one.

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      • jwtatfbc April 6, 2016 / 4:22 am

        That doesn’t surprise me, my friend. I know that you and I have had conversations on just about every topic there is. You are interesting to talk to, and you have a lot of interests of your own that get other people (like your blog followers) fired up about it as well.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 6, 2016 / 4:28 am

        I enjoy our discussions, JW. You are knowledgeable on a variety of subjects, so the conversation is never boring. You have opened my eyes on a variety of things I never thought about before.

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      • jwtatfbc April 6, 2016 / 4:31 am

        Well, thank you for saying that, my friend. But the admiration goes both ways. You have an inquiring mind so it’s easy to open up to you.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 6, 2016 / 4:33 am

        Same for me, JW. 🙂
        It’s time for me to head off to bed. Good night and sweet dreams, dear friend.

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      • jwtatfbc April 6, 2016 / 4:34 am

        And good night and sweet dreams to you, Pretty Lady.

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