Yes. Fuck perfectionism, it’s killing people. When you want to be perfect – you start caring about what everyone thinks of you. The more you don’t give a damn what other people think of you – the freer you will be to do anything you want in life. The reason you buy shit you don’t need is because you want to “complete” yourself, you don’t feel whole as if some part of you is missing. That’s exactly what advertising is doing. They make you feel incomplete.
Why do we have this urge? I understand in some way, buy why not just relax and enjoy every moment of life as it is. Accept what is, and you will be free, you will feel no pain – no more pain. All you have to do is accept what is. Tell yourself every single day “it is what it is” this sentence will free you. You have to start living in the now. Forget about the past, don’t dwell on it. Would, could, should – forget it. Everything that happened happened, you can’t go back – so stop dwelling on your mistakes of the past – and focus on the here and now. Don’t think about the future, it does not exist. You might die today. Tomorrow might never come.
The only thing you have in life is NOW. This moment. The past does not exist, the future is just a projection in your mind – why would you live in another dimension. Just for one moment, turn off your mind and stop thinking – just don’t think of anything, enjoy the silence in your head and be in the moment. That is the key to happiness.
Accept who you are, and you will be free.