Embrace Imperfections and Go with the Flaw
The world we’re in is imperfect. Yet we live in cultures that demand we improve it, not by curing cancer or anything, but by making ourselves perfect—whether that’s following the rules, finding a nice occupation, being agreeable or masking your uniqueness under a slick patina.
Want to live successfully? Be prickly. Be the person who makes other people uncomfortable. Be listless, be aimless, be sweaty, be hairy, be ugly, exist.
Maybe then you can make something that says something true. Whatever the result, you’ll have nothing to regret. Therein lies success.