close to perfection

August 27, 2013

i had a recent e-mail exchange with someone who was also studying in Melbourne when we were both doing our graduate studies.  She’s now in Sydney with her husband doing her Ph.D. On the other hand, I’m based in Adelaide with my family pursuing a doctorate. We belong to different fields and yet we share a passion for knowledge.  Sure there are “formal” links but it’s our common experiences that binds us.

Some would say she’s obsessive – she once had 9 drafts of an assignment. I’ve always believed the devil is in the detail.  I see nothing wrong with striving for perfection. As long as you don’t lose sight of the big picture, getting your hands “dirty” is quite noble.  Many people lose touch and forget to stay grounded in the face of success – I never felt it was a problem for her.

She said she’s a bit “shy” about leaving comments for everyone to read – that’s such a shame because I think she has something worthwhile to share with the rest of the world.

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