“… celebrates the beautiful imperfections that make a relationship perfect.”
No, I did not coin that line. That line was thought of by Yasmin Ahmad and her team. Whoever thought of that line is brilliant; such a simple line and yet enlightening.
Last night, I was chatting with a friend and she was talking to me about her past relationships and somehow I told her something like this, “when you are in love with a person, you will love the person as a whole. You can’t just choose what you love about a person and then write off those parts that you don’t like.” Relationship doesn’t happen this way. Very often when we love someone, we have to accept the ‘package’ that comes with the person, be it good or bad.
And yet there are some who are still searching for the ideal or perfect partner.
Below is a new TV commercial launched by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) which looks at relationships in a different light. Something from the video that we can use to remind ourselves of the beautifully imperfections: “ … in the end, its these small things that you remember … little imperfections that make them perfect for you.” Perhaps, you can spare 3 minutes of your time to watch this video?
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You actually reminded me of a high school friend with this very post.
I always heard her saying, Ah I like him because he has good teeth, and then refer to another as she tells, “I like him because he has very good attitude”… while loving is different from liking, I still can see a bit of relevance.
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@ Webbielady, from the sounds of it, it seemed that your high school friend was merely making a comment on different guys she saw; the ‘like’ is nothing more than something like ‘a good impression.
Yes, imperfection is what makes Love beautiful. Who wants a Perfect Love?
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@ Sher, the question is not “who wants a perfect love?” The question is “is there a perfect love?” As much as I want to say there is, I have to say there isn’t a perfect love. There is no perfect person in this World and how can there be a perfect love? We can only celebrate the beautifully imperfections in a relationship that make it perfect. 🙂
Wow, what a touching video. It brought me to tears. So true to life. No, there isn’t a perfect mate and yes, you have to except the entire package. Imperfections and all. It’s all part of having a relationship Thanks for reminding me of this.
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@ Michelle, I am reminding myself too. 🙂
BK, I was so touched, it’s beautiful! When someone dies, we always talk about good things about the person, but she is right, those little imperfections annoyed us but it’s actually those that make us miss the person so much when he’s gone.
Joel and I would like to thank you for your sympathy and prayers, it’s been a rough week but we’re alright. Thank you my friend. 🙂
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Awesome video. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
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What’s sad is that those little “imperfections” drive you nuts until you no longer have them anymore.
Wow, I was touched by the video clip. The little imperfection in you partner makes you love him more. There is no perfect partner. If we love the person, we must accept him/her for what he/she are.
@ Liza, yes, it is the little imperfections about the person that made us miss them so much. Somethings which we once found them annoying and we had forgotten to be grateful for them. It is these little imperfections that signaled that he/she is still alive.
@ Dan, you are most welcome. We are just reminding each other of the goodness life brings. 🙂
@ Tiffany, yes, these little imperfections can really drive us nuts … so much so that we have forgotten to be grateful for them. 🙂
@ Wheng, yeah, we sort of bought the whole package. 🙂
I feel very sorry that youtube is blocked to us for months.
But Yeah, It’s a interesting topic. Yeah,we have to accept the ‘package’ that comes with the person, be it good or bad. But at the same time, We still have chance to change the bad part. 🙂
@ iWalk, sorry to hear that youtube is blocked for you. Changing the bad part can be challenging. A lot of people hope to change their partners in some way. The question is, “should we change the bad parts of our partners?”
LOVE knows no reasons, love knows no lies — love defies all reasons, love has no eyes. but love is not blind — LOVE sees, but it doesn’t mind.
We come to LOVE not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
@ Aphexx, well said, “We come to LOVE not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
What a beautiful video and a wonderful message. Thank you for sharing this. I’m going to go link back to you now.
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@ Mom. the ability to share and to give yield greater pleasure than to receive. 🙂
When we love someone, we accept the special person whole-heartedly and can look past any imperfection. But when the love is lost, then we try to find their imperfection.
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@ Lina, it can be quite true. When we are in love with the person, we can be blinded by love or we will look on the positive sides of the person. But when the love is lost, every small imperfections can be magnified many times over. We can only learn to always see the positive sides of people regardless of whether it is a special person or not.
Perfection is a relative concept my friend. I see perfection in everyone that I love. Even the habits that people deem strange are so beautiful and unique. That reminds me of my dear aunt…. as my uncle pointed out.. now we don’t have someone to pick on everything we do anymore… (My aunt was a perfectionist and had a shrewd tongue.)
There is also one thing he said that made me cherish my family more than ever… Siblings are related like parts of a whole body. Now my aunt the sister, mother and aunt is gone, part of us is missing forever.
Love those that are still around us while we can.
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@ Sher, you have made several good points again. Indeed there is perfection in everyone; each is special and unique in his/her own way. The point that your late aunt made is very valid. Siblings are related like parts of a whole body. like the blood that follows within.
I WATCHED THIS VIDEO YTD!!
and i was so incredibly touched….
partly because my grandpa just passed away..
and ytd when i was still in msia, my whole family crammed into a single room…taking extra notice of my family’s snoring beside me as i wrote in my diary in the wee hours of the morning…
great video 🙂
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This video just made me cry.
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@ MsRay, it is indeed very touching and in fact it teaches us to look a our loved ones in a different light.
@ Shu Fen, the video sorts of remind us to be grateful for the loved ones around us and not let the little imperfections get into us.
wow i watched the video, and laughed for the first half thinking imagine if this actually happened at a funeral to going to tears in my eyes!
Made me think about my loved ones and the things i hate but would miss if they were gone too.
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@ Tina, my first impression when the video started was also one of amusement. However, it was touching towards the end.
That’s very insightful. Often, the imperfections and uniquenesses of a girl are the things I really come to appreciate most. Beautiful imperfections. I like it. Nothing in this world is perfect anyway.
@ Ben, yes, no one and nothing is perfect in this world. We can only get better but never perfect. It is through learning to see the perfection in the imperfection that we may for once see the ‘perfection’ in the person or thing.