Wally and the search for the perfect girlBy: Stephen Marsh
Since you aren’t, I’ll share the story of Wally and the search for the perfect girl.
I met Wally* about the time I was graduating from law school. He decided to share with me his search for the perfect girl, and the top twenty on his list. There was Red,* the most zaftig girl on campus, Slim,* the perfect gamin waif … ok, I have to admit, I tuned him out before he even got through the introduction to his search, when he told me that there was a celestial archetype for perfection and pointed me to the following person:
You can spot what was wrong with his search. Ok, there are probably too many things wrong with his search, but:
- He had contradictory definitions.
- He had incredibly shallow definitions.
- Trying to date twenty girls at once?
But seriously, too often we set goals of perfection, definitions, that are contradictory and impossible to reach. Every time I see someone doing that, I think of Wally and his search.
Which, of course, tells me that you should go over to FAIR and search for the perfect essay.**
*All the names are made up.
**I was a founding board member for FAIR, but have not been involved with them for a long time now.