Perfectionism is a growing epidemic and is much more serious than we can understand. We are being pushed to maintain unhealthily high standards in our schools and workplaces, as well as in nearly every other aspect of our daily lives.
Several of the questions and comments that others made about my topic were addressed in my previous drafts, such as defining exactly what perfectionism and “perfect” means and whether it is negative or positive. In my next drafts I plan to expand on the potential benefits of having a perfectionistic mindset and explore exactly how and why our society became obsessed with being perfect. To do this I will need to research trends in societal values and perfectionism in past generations. I would also like to research the correlation between technology/social media and our need for perfection.