One of Mama's plantations in our home garden. It's a very beautiful, yet poisonous plant.

I love reading, and more than anything else, I love reading beautiful words written by other people which portray exactly what's in my head; because it sort of reassures me that I am not the only one. I came across a very beautifully written statement in a 2003 book titled "No More Mr. Nice Guy: A Proven Plan for Getting What You Want in Love, Sex, and Life" which is a self-help book by Robert Glover.

“In general, people are not drawn to perfection in others. People are drawn to shared interests, shared problems, and an individual’s life energy. Humans connect with humans. Hiding one’s humanity and trying to project an image of perfection makes a person vague, slippery, lifeless, and uninteresting.” 

I found this rather interesting because even I sometimes find myself veiling my humanity due to the frightened feeling of seeming or appearing vulnerable. Not until quite recently, I lifted that veil and decided that sometimes, perhaps my flaws make me a more interesting human being.

Loving others also comes with accepting each-other's flawed personality. It may be difficult at times, but living with imperfect people who are trusting enough to reveal their imperfection in front of you is quite special. You accepting that imperfection, and loving them despite it is what makes life more exciting. Of course - there are certain mistakes and flaws which are greater than others, and it is up to you what you choose to accept or disapprove of.

I look forward to the feeling of complete acceptance of a person. I feel like I already have this feeling with few individuals in my close circle, but to have one person who would share a lifetime with you despite your and his/her flaws ... that is love, and it is rare. Cherish it. Accept it. Live it fiercely.