The image of perfection and the perfect life captivates: a vision of beauty, a compelling illusion, promising wonders in return for abandoning and disowning the self.
Rather than running toward an illusory perfection, practicing maturity means standing faithful to the wonderful-hard-painful-amazing-challenging-puzzling life that is only being lived by one person in 6 billion. It helps me learn from mistakes, and move on, not live in instant replay over and over.
Perfectionism shames and lives fearfully.
Maturity loves and lives generously.