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Alex Wiecking | We are all a million miles from perfect

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Let’s be honest, these days society has an explicitly detailed idea of perfect and, unfortunately, it does not hesitate for a single breath to share it with anyone and everyone.

We, the people, are constantly being drawn to the immensity of our flaws and the qualities we lack that are considered sufficient enough to reach the impossibility known as perfection.

So tell me, why do we so struggle against the improbable perfect? Because all of us, whether celebrity or small town citizen, have unique quirks and qualities that make us the individual we are today.

Time and time again, life seems like it will end in a catastrophic blunder of our various multiple mistakes, yet it draws on. I’m not here to say that trouble will always be avoidable, that sorrow will cease to claim the joy of our hearts, or that we will never break in this journey called life.

But I am present to reassure you that out of trouble will come an unpredictable event of happiness, that sorrow will not last as long as we take the time to forgive, forget, and smile, and that broken does not mean unfixable. We all stand together at one point in our lives, whether at the site of redemption, forgiveness, or glory. We all stand as one, a million miles to perfect.

Alex Wiecking is a 13-year-old eighth-grader that attends Eastmont Junior High School.

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