A Sophisticate is Imperfect

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring" Marilyn Monroe

No one is perfect. In fact, whenever someone seems perfect I have to remind myself that they are a human like everyone else with flaws and imperfections. 

"The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness" from the movie 'Bull Durham' (1988)

From the time  I was little, I was fully aware of my flaws and faults.How could I not be? They stared back at me with whatever I said or did. When people would point my flaws or mistakes I would get upset. Since   I was  fully aware of them the reminder usually made me feel worse.

Sophisticate in the Suburbs was created in hopes that maybe someday someone would learn from my mistakes. Sophisticate in the Suburbs shares the lessons I've learned from my mistakes and teaches me what I need to  learn.

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it" Salvador Dali quote

A Sophisticate is imperfect because she is honest. She is honest with herself and with others.For a Sophisticate,  her mistakes are similar to scars. They are ugly reminders that heal with time.

"You're free! You're free to l - love each other completely, totally. Just no fear. So there's nothing you don't know about each other, and it's okay." from the movie 'Meet Joe Black

In relationships imperfections can either create intimacy between two people or separate them. When imperfections go beyond the 'small stuff', they bring to light the values of the people in the relationship. imperfections create the foundation for love. 

"Perfectionism can be a gift. But like other personality traits, it can also hinder success"  Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph. D.

A Sophisticate in the 21st Century plays many roles (A Sophisticate is a Mad Hatter). Like juggling when a Sophisticate tries too hard to achieve perfection in one aspect of her life it causes everything to fall apart. When a Sophisticate believes she is perfect her lack of self awareness causes her to fail.

The flaws of a Sophisticate eventually cause her to fail. There are times when a Sophisticate fails (A Sophisticate is a Failure). Her imperfections, flaws, and mistakes allow her to learn lessons that cause her to be better next time. Although her imperfections cause her to fail in the short term they allow her to succeed in the long run. 

"Being perfect means is when you can look someone in the eye and know you did not let them down." from the movie 'Friday Night Lights' (2004)

In the end, a Sophisticate is imperfect because she is human. What makes her Sophisticated? Her willingness to try, not to be perfect, but to be herself, imperfections and all. ;D