And there are so many things that we want to be ideal. Ideal lifestyle, ideal partner, ideal family, ideal job, ideal car, ideal financial situation… and ideal image and ideal health.
The real question is – who determines these ideals? And once you reach these ideals, what then? Will you be happy, satisfied?
For example, think about our societal ideals of health. We have such an intense focus on disease that makes us believe that health is being disease-free, both from a physical and mental-health perspective.
But, at what point when that disease ‘goes away’ would we then consider ourselves healthy?