According to Rabbi Shmuley, many women strive for an unrealistic ideal of perfection...but in her quest to become the perfect mother, the perfect wife and the perfect everything, today's superwoman can wind up becoming stressed out and dissatisfied instead. Rabbi Shmuley shares his thoughts on how to set reasonable expectations and embrace yourself—flaws and all.
"Wonder Woman was a fictional character on TV. Were she real, she'd still be boring as molasses, as most perfect people are. Perfection means you never have to show character, you never have to fight for what's right, you never have to struggle. That all comes so naturally, and it therefore involves no exertion. [It's] much better to embrace your flawed humanity and therefore strive to be your best, and therefore become better every day."
Published on July 29, 2008