We all want to be the best version of ourselves…don’t we? Each day we try to do something a little bit better, be a bit better, be a bit happier and so on. But no one is perfect. We all have our flaws. We all get angry, bitter, jealous, resentful. We can’t do everything ‘just right’. That’s what being human is about…right? To keep learning, keep bettering yourself, better your life, better your kids’ lives, learn from our mistakes and such.
Anyway, where the hell am I going with this? Last night I started watching a show on Netflix (UK) called “Living with Yourself” starring Paul Rudd.
*sidenote: THE MAN DOES NOT AGE!!
**SPOILER ALERT!! Stop reading if you’ve not seen this and want to or haven’t even seen the trailer**
As well as being entertaining…this show has made me think, hence this post.
In the show Miles (Paul Rudd) is in a real bad rut and so visits a ‘spa’ to turn him around. What actually happens is they make a clone of himself which is supposed to take the real Miles’ place but human error happens and so now there’s TWO Miles’. The original, human, imperfect Miles and the perfect clone.
So of course OG Miles is going to take advantage of this and gets Clone Miles to go to work for him to help get his career back on track and all that good stuff to help him get out of the rut he’s been in while he plods along.
I don’t want to get too much into the show because this post isn’t really about the show, it’s just what got me thinking…If you had the ability; be it $50k like Miles paid, or a magic spell or whatever you can think of, to make the ‘perfect you’…clone or just yourself…Would you do it?
Would you, in a bid to better your life and possible the life of your family, get rid of all the imperfections and faults to make an honestly, perfect version of yourself, the best you could ever be overnight…Would you? And if you would…Why? Comment if you like but Keep your Why’s to yourself.
I think I would though. I don’t want there to be two of me but if I could be the best version I can be, with little to no faults, and I could just get out there do and be all the things I’ve dreamt of…I’m sure the faults will come back with time just from mental wear and tear but yeah…I think I would. No glasses, no bad knees, no obesity, no anxiety, depression, misophonia…just a lot of “get up and go”, confidence, smarts, ability.
Now, of course I try to better myself the natural, real way each day. I’m losing weight, I’m taking some online courses to learn things, I’m learning how to cook properly for a change…but yeah, I’d take the easy way out if I could. That’s one of my faults and I think a lot of us feel that way. We want things the easy way. There’s nothing wrong with that and if we keep trying, things do get easier.
None of us will ever be perfect, but we can try to get better each day and with each step we take to that better us, we should be proud about. Be proud of your efforts to better yourself, your life and the life of your loved ones. Accept your faults, embrace them and I feel when you do that, you can start to improve them.
Now, if I win the lottery I will be going to that spa though!! LOL
Have a great day y’all.