But working towards perfection is a worthy ideal. Anything less than perfect would require perfect knowledge of one’s abilities, which in turn, is impossible. How does one find out how one is limited in any sphere of his or her life? The sub four-minute mile was impossible until it was done.
It can be argued that limitations are necessary due to “perfection” being an impossible idea. But perfection does not have to be achieved in order to provide one with the joys of perfection. The joys of perfection can simply be attained through the struggle for, and not the attainment of, perfection.