About a year ago, I wrote a post on Teleios. It was a big concept for something that I was writing. The idea of teleios – a greek word that means perfect.
Where do we learn that we need to be perfect? We learn in school that a perfect grade is 100%. We learn in school that 100% = an A+. For almost 13 years, you are conditioned to strive for perfect. If you go to college, add another 4 years of striving to be perfect.
C is average.
We won’t get 100% in everything that we do. You can’t always get an A – and would you want to. I guess I just know that I am not perfect. I can strive to achieve teleios, but never become it.