The piles of discarded books told the story of Lilia's efforts. She had studied magic, alchemy, philosophy, mathematics, and with each new subject her creative powers grew, but still she had not accomplished her goal. She had nearly reached the point of despair, however, when she was struck by an epiphany. Each of the world's creations mau be individually incomplete, but perhaps the sum of their parts created perfection in it's own right.
Lilia (Liliya) is Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine name of Latin origin; the name of the flower, a symbol of purity. A cognate of Lily and Lilian; the word is ultimately derived from Latin lilium "lily". From Sanskrit translates as "play, amusement" as a variant of name Lila.
Perfectionism, in psychology, is a personality trait characterized by a person's striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others' evaluations. It is best conceptualized as a multidimensional characteristic, as psychologists agree that there are many positive and negative aspects. Perfectionists strain compulsively and unceasingly toward unobtainable goals, and measure their self-worth by productivity and accomplishment. Pressuring oneself to achieve unrealistic goals inevitably sets the person up for disappointment. Perfectionists tend to be harsh critics of themselves when they fail to meet their standards, they often fall into depression.
In ethics and value theory, perfectionism is the persistence of will in obtaining the optimal quality of spiritual, mental, physical, and material being. The perfectionist does not necessarily believe that one can attain a perfect life or state of living. Rather, a perfectionist practices steadfast perseverance in obtaining the best possible life or state of living. The word "perfection" derives from the Latin "perfectio", and "perfect" — from "perfectus." These expressions in turn come from "perficio" — "to finish", "to bring to an end." "Perfection" thus literally means "a finishing", and "perfect" — "finished".
- First 20-PWR card given as a reward.
- Artwork by Mingzhu Yang.