Not being perfect allows us to feel empathy and compassion, not just for ourselves, but also, and especially, for others. We see our own frailties and shortcomings in our friends and lovers, or we see that they stumble in their own way just as we do in ours.
In these difficult days it is easy to lose hope. Many are depressed because they’ve been without a job for months – even years – with no chance to be employed at their skill level. There are a lot of experts with ideas about what we can do, but there are times that we feel we can do no more.