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4. If it is true that practice makes perfect, and also true that nobody is perfect, why bother practicing?

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According to google the term

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Peter005, 4 years ago

According to google the term perfect is defined as "having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be". Hence it is not feasible for one to have all the desirable elements because what makes us perfect are our inperfections. Therefore we should not strive to practice being perfect but rather embrace our weaknesses because these qualities are what makes us stronger.

Instead of 'practice makes

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Uyen Thanh, 4 years ago

Instead of 'practice makes perfect' l think practice helps us pursue perfection. That is why we practice, to get as close as possible to what we consider as perfection.

You don't practice to make

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Wilson, 4 years ago

You don't practice to make yourself perfect, you practice to be able to perfect something else, whether it be sports or music or video games etc. But I agree, nobody is perfect but everybody is unique. Just like everyone else.

If you don't practice, you

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Kristian, 4 years ago

If you don't practice, you can never be close even to the minimum standard required. Whilst it is true that nobody is perfect, practice makes perfection closer to reality. Let's face it, there is no perfect thing in the world, just ideal. If we think we are perfect enough, that is the time we become far from perfection. Why bother practicing if we can't even be perfect ever in our lives? Because as humans, we are insatiable, always hungry for learning, knowledge and challenges. We always want to be recognise in our own fields, hence practice is an essential routine for us to be up to that required standard, meet requirements or achieve whatever rank we aim for.

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