Why aim for perfectionWatch
The things you achieve don’t have to be better in ways defined by the system. They could include, for example, working to make the system less oppressive and draining. There are many ways to do that.
"To want the impossible is self-defeating and can only end in frustration. To wish for an unattainable goal, however, may mean achieving possible ones that one may not otherwise consider" (Data to Tasha Yar)