Even monkeys fall out of tress so nobody's perfect. 猿も木から落ちる -Saru mo ki kara ochiru Even monkeys fall from trees

This is one of my favorite kotowaza or Japanese proverbs and one that I use all the time.  I usually direct it toward myself and rarely direct it towards others.  It is one of those things I use to keep myself going when I make a mistake or are a little down about something that didn't go my way.

The idea that anything or any person is perfect is a complete and utter fallacy.  I wish that perfect was attainable, but sadly it is not.  Nothing and no one is perfect.  Sorry, hopefully I didn't ruin it for you.  Perfection is a road and not a destination.  It is something we strive toward but never achieve.  As I become more of an adult or grown up (yikes!) I am starting to see a shift in myself in which I am starting to understand that perfection is a myth.  It is hard because for most of my life I have been an over, over, over achiever.  Maybe now that I have two children of my own I will be able to embrace that sometimes even monkeys fall out of trees.  Well there is always tomorrow.