Perfection: n. completing using the standards and/or goals which humans have tried to create for completeness
Many of us have had visions of the perfect body, offspring, spouse, friend, pet, food, clothes, house, car, job, career, business, etc. only to be disappointed that we are trying to find perfection where none is possible. Even machines are not perfect and malfunction sooner or later even though some robots can repeat tasks very precisely and repetitively or what is frequently considered perfection.
Human standards are normative and not absolute so many struggle in vain to be the best and don’t succeed but are on a treadmill of never ending frustration. Meticulous and dedicated human perfectionists make mistakes and are delusional if they think that they are error free.
Standards for most things is a useful concept so that you can gauge your performance compared to others but unfortunately these standards can be very disappointing and frustrating for humans who are inherently born different primarily with different memory efficiencies with different backgrounds and frequently fail to live up to perfectionist standards.
Education teaching to the norm is mediocre with fast learners being bored and slow learners not doing very well. Individualized audio visual computer instruction where you proceed at your own pace is the solution where there is promotion based on achievement of desired results and not based on the age of the student. You can still have same aged students in the classroom but all of them at different levels of achievement or grades. This way precocious young students could graduate high school at an earlier age than 18 and chose to further their education or become fully accredited working adults with voting rights much before the age of 18.
Students should be competing against themselves in a selfmotivated way and not be continually disappointed and frustrated that they can’t meet the standards of the fast learners and ace the communal tests.
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