We are all imperfect – we all have flaws. Then why do we point fingers at each other? Because we see the flaws in ourselves. I learned a long time ago, if I can see the growth or change in a person then there is growth or change happening in me. I know that if I am pointing my judgmental finger at someone it is because I don’t want people looking at my imperfections.
“And where do we imperfect humans fit into your perfect world?” - Astrea*
Many centuries ago, three carefully selected young Earthlings were transported from their native lands to my faraway world. Here they were granted astounding powers and eternal youth. Then returned to Earth, their mission, to watch over the human race helping the good in it to survive and flourish. In the course of history their names have become legend. Hercules empowered with the strength of a hundred men. Astrea is able to assume any living form. Mercury the amazing athlete can match the speed of light. Working together with Sentinel One and the maintenance robot Mo, these teenage guardians form the greatest team the world has ever known “The Space Sentinels.”
“Don’t judge a book by the cover”, is a colloquialism we have heard often. We all have little flaws here and there. Our noses are too big, our hair too curly or we may not have the perfect skin. That is what makes us unique. Look at the person who was seriously overweight then lost the weight becoming a healthier person. Today they still keep the weight off. Look at the person – not the body. He or she worked very hard to lose the weight they still work at keeping healthy mental state. Think about what they must do each day to keep the weight off – are they flawed? Think about the recovering alcoholic with 25 years sobriety – is she flawed? What about the kid that gets bullied everyday for being different. Is he flawed? Today when we point the finger of “imperfection” at someone remember there are 3 fingers pointing back at us. Try accepting people for who they are. Try accepting yourself for who you are. TLC’s “Unpretty” is a good song to listen to, “You can buy your hair if it won't grow, you can fix your nose if you say so, you can buy all the make-up that M.A.C. can make, but if you can look inside you, find out who am I too….” Try accepting the “imperfections” today and accept the person inside.
First Appearance: The Young Sentinels (Later Space Sentinels), September 10, 1977, American NBC network
* “Giant Robots”, The Young Sentinels, Episode 3, September 24, 1977, Astrea voiced by Dee Tmberlake