If we’re perfect

Had a little trouble thinking about self-help. If the thought is, ‘we’re perfect the way we are’, why spend so much energy, time, money, and/or effort on changing? Then I remembered something I heard in an art history course a number of years ago.

Apparently, the artist Michelangelo once said, “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”

And I guess that’s something similar to what self-help is really trying to do. Chisel away the superfluous material. Regardless, the sculpture itself, complete or no, is perfect.


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