Imagine a 'perfect' day at the beach, which includes a meal of tasty freshly caught sardines.
It was not a perfect day for the sardines.
By Valery Titievsky
Professor Michael Slote, in The Impossibility of Perfection (2011) says certain virtues cannot be had in perfect measure.
The Impossibility of Perfection
By Mayank Austen Soofi
A tree would not be a tree if it was perfectly regular.
Imperfection can be perfect, in the sense that irregularity can be useful.
Is a perfect world simply one where there is an avoidance of extremes?
By © Jamie Mitchell
Some Christians argue: "God creates a perfect world, humans choose to sin, and so the world is no longer perfect."
Can perfection and free will coexist in Heaven? - Scholarofgod.com
We could re-write this as "God creates a world, humans choose to sin, and so the world was not perfect in the first place. It is impossible for God to create a perfect world. The most God can hope for is that humans will avoid extremes."
Imagine you get to Heaven.
In Heaven you stop worrying about all the poor suffering people back on earth; so you are not perfect in terms of sympathy and compassion.
In Heaven, you continue to worry about the poor suffering people back on earth; so, life in Heaven is not perfect.
By maria dupovkina
Some Taoists would argue that every 'thing' and every 'action' is a mixture of so called 'good' and so called 'evil'.
"Taoists believe that nature is a continual balance between yin and yang, and that any attempt to go toward one extreme or the other will be ineffective, self-defeating, and short-lived."
What Taoists Believe
In Taoism, the idea is that if an object has a 'front' it must also have a 'back'.
In a created world there are opposites, yin and yang, which are actually part of a whole.
Waves cannot exist without troughs.
In order for 'compassion' to exist, there must be 'suffering'.
In Taoism, yin and yang (+1 -1) arise together from an initial peacefulness or emptiness (0), and continue in existence until peacefulness is reached again.
Imagine a stone thrown onto peaceful water, creating temporary waves and troughs.
Buddhists believe that you cannot have 'nirvana' without its opposite 'samsara'.
'Samasara' is the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
'Nirvana' is a blissful state where one has ceased to exist as an individual, and where one is free from delusion and suffering.
Budhists do not believe in the 'old man in the sky' type of God.
Buddhists believe that we are responsible for what happens, be it 'good' or 'evil'.
Buddhists concentrate on learning ways to end suffering, escape from samsara and enter nirvana.
For some Hindus, human souls have always existed and were thus not created by God at some time in history.
Human souls are responsible for their 'level of enlightenment'.