Flora Assistant Producer of 20-20 Productions is looking to interview anyone who feels that perfectionism has blighted their life and led to mental health issues.
I understand perfectionism and it has showed up a lot in my own life, but I have grown to manage it so that I can be happy and effective.
Perfectionism has a lot to answer for, it leads people into particular manias, such as the mania to be super thin, the mania to run marathons even if you are throwing up by the roadside, the mania to climb mountains even if your family need you at home, the mania to take part in cycle races even if you have to inject toxic substances to keep up. Eating disorders and the quest to be thin at all costs is a very particular kind of mania.
Viewing anorexia as a kind of mania is one way we look at the illness, in our quest to heal people and help them live more healthfully. But some people feel that the only way to survive is to follow a particular quest; for perfection in something that becomes important. Who wants to be ….. ordinary.
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