Embracing the Fallible

“I’m not infallible; I’ve made mistakes,” my sociology professor, Mr. Hearn, admitted. To some individuals, this statement might not have any significant meaning. However, for many college students, admitting that you’re not perfect could be the exact weight needed to be removed from your back-pack strained shoulders.

Flaws are like clothes; everyone is garbed in their fair share. Not any one single person on this earth was granted the ever-so-beautiful characteristic of perfection. Why? Because there is no such thing. Perfection is a concept, a theory, a product of the imagination…but it isn’t real. Everyone has their bad hair days, has slept through the morning alarm, and yes-everyone has even gotten the occasional pimple or two. It’s completely normal.

In realizing this, the next step is to accept it. As a college student there will be choices you’ll regret, mistakes made, and moments you’ll never be able to erase. That’s the beauty of life though. You’re not infallible, and because of that, your wisdom will continue a never ending cycle of growth. Embrace it.

new pic 006What is seen as beautiful is assumed to be perfection, but isn’t. It’s the flaws that are the most beautiful.”
-Taylor Kickbush, 2013

About the author

Taylor Kickbush

Aspiring fashion journalist, freelance photographer, and lover of running-my name is Taylor Kickbush. Being a 19-year-old sophomore at Jamestown Community College, I find it hard to believe that my associate’s degree in communication is in sight and adulthood rests just beyond the horizon. At this point in my college career, I have discovered that JCC offers wonderful opportunities to create friendships and network with valuable career professionals from (literally) around the globe! As a prospective internship awaits my attendance in London, England this spring, I plan to trek the UK and represent JCC with all of the workplace etiquette its classes have taught me. Every day I feel one leap closer toward successfully achieving my dreams, and one day I hope you can say the same. In closing, I thank all those who read these words as I write about the everyday obstacles we all hurdle on the route to our becoming who we want to be.