Does universal perfection exist?
In a strange way, it could be our imperfections that make up universal perfection, for if life is balanced, anything that exists must have an opposite that exists, or a counterbalance.
Perfection is freedom from all flaws and defects. Yet, all humans, being of the same species, are flawed. We are all imperfect.
Imperfection is a fault or blemish.
Contentment, a state of satisfaction, combats societal perfection but defines individual perfection. While one person believes a situation to be perfect, another is not satisfied with the same outcome. This means perfection is subjective, almost arbitrary at times, because the standard changes from one individual to the next. If there is no concrete level of perfection, then how can true perfection be defined or even exist? Contentment allows people to believe in the literal definition of perfection, but perfection can always be more “perfect.”
Therefore, if something can always be more “perfect” than perfection, universal perfection cannot exist. It is rather situational.
Sport is an excellent example of varying ideas of perfection. In baseball and softball, a pitcher can throw a “perfect game,” which means no runs, hits, errors, or walks were recorded. It is an amazing feat. However, would an even more perfect game be if the pitcher struck out all 27 batters they faced? Not just striking out all batters faced, but with no balls or foul balls recorded. Or, even more so, 81 pitches with no swings taken. Or, would a perfect game only require 27 total pitches, each batter putting the first pitch they respectively face in play for an out?
Another example in sport is events that use the services of judges: gymnastics, diving, figure skating, etc. If a panel of judges unanimously gives an athlete all “10” ratings after a performance, then it is considered perfect. However, what if one judge was replaced and viewed the performance as only a 9.9? Perfection is only perfection in the minds of that specific grouping of judges. There are technical standards set as a foundation in these situations, so the aim to decide perfection is actually calculated. But, what if one judge viewed a flaw or defect as more technically unsound than another judge? That fraction, or blemish, though only deciphered by one mind, prevents perfection.
As with intention, perfection only exists in the individual through their personal level of contentment. So, if an individual considers something perfect they must recognize that another individual considers something perfect, but perhaps on a different level.
Therefore, if all humans are the same species, and all humans have an idea of perfection, then universal perfection does exist. It just happens to be externally displayed as imperfections in the eyes of others.
Nobody’s perfect, as the old saying goes, but everyone is imperfect. Therefore, if imperfection exists, then perfection must exist as a counterbalance. Universal perfection exists through a collection of imperfections.