The Myth of Perfection

“Perfect!”

“You’re the Best!”

“A-Class!”

As a child I always longed to make my parents proud. I wanted to be their best daughter. The perfect one. The pride in their eyes, the joy of their smiling faces, meant the world to that toddler in me whose world was just parents, family and a few friends. As I grew up I struggled hard to maintain the ‘best’ tag. I tried my best to be the best daughter, the best sister, the best student, the best friend, the best employee, the best wife, the best daughter-in-law, the best aunt and so on. But the fact is that I failed miserably. I failed in keeping the tag intact. I failed in earning the ‘perfect one’ badge.

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