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Dragon Ball Z – Vegeta: Reject Perfection

So whether you want to admit it or not, we’ve all ran into a time where we wished we were perfect.

And maybe perfection may seem different in other people’s eyes. You might wish you were the ultimate soccer player or you wish you were some sexy built god, or the smartest person on Earth. Regardless, we all dreamed of being something we’re not today.

Perfection.

And that’s something Vegeta strives his entire life to meet – the perfect son, the perfect warrior, the perfect fighter. These were the things his father was… a king. Vegeta always to this day views himself as inferior because he could never take his father’s throne. But not his own that – it’s because he viewed his father as everything he wanted to be. In Vegeta’s eyes, his own father was his definition of perfection.

And because of this obsession for perfection, he put himself through hell. From becoming one of Freiza’s henchmen in order to achieve greater respect and strength, to turning against Freiza and the others, risking his life, to not only prove his worth, but to do what he believed his father would’ve done. And because of his chase towards trying to satisfy his father, even through his death… he was killed, my Freiza.

So how did Vegeta grow from this?

Because even past this point, Vegeta was revived but he didn’t truly learn his lesson until the Majin Buu saga. Where Vegeta went through the transformation of becoming his “true self” again, to realizing what’s truly important. By sacrificing himself for the world, for the first time in his life, he finally felt what it was like… to be perfect. To satisfy others and reach a level of respect that not even Goku could reach. 

And despite all of that… it wasn’t enough.

And Vegeta saw that, and once he was revived once again, he realized something. There is no such thing as perfection. He realized that seeing people like Goku and Gohan, and other men far stronger than what he’ll ever be, he saw who they were. And in Vegeta’s eyes, they were losers. Goku was an idiot, right alongside Majin Buu, and Gohan was a coward, right alongside Majin Buu’s master. And Vegeta rejected Goku all of this time because he didn’t want to see Goku as somebody stronger than him, because he didn’t want Goku to come close to his definition of perfection.

But once he finally accepted it, he changed.

He accepted that Goku was stronger than him. And seeing Goku constantly getting stronger, and Vegeta constantly trying to catch up with him, in the end got him nowhere. Almost a decade has gone by, he has a wife and son and he is still 2nd place! And it forced Vegeta to give up on following Goku and the path Goku laid out, and create his own.

And that’s what happened in Dragon Ball Super. 

When he achieved a new level, on his own. He achieved a level beyond Super Saiyan God… on his own. And even a level above Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, a level Goku has yet to reach.

Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Evolution

He achieved this form by creating his own way to get stronger. And it wasn’t through defeating strong enemies or even focusing on defeating Goku. But instead, he was focused on himself. He was in his own lane and the only person in his mind that he needed to defeat was himself.

Vegeta was his own strongest rival, and Vegeta’s goal of defeating that enemy… lead him to reaching greater and greater heights above his own level. And he will only get stronger… 

Because he rejected perfection, and accepted himself.

Well I hope you warriors enjoyed today’s blog, this one was fun to make. If you don’t know, Vegeta is one of my favorite characters of all time. I just love his personality of never giving up, and being so strong minded regarding his opinions or path in life. And most importantly we see just how hard he commits to that path.

Personally there are a lot of goals I have set that I will achieve, but when it comes to actually doing it… well let’s just say I have nothing on Vegeta when it comes to that, lol.

So tell me in the comment section, about what perfection looks like in your mind and image of yourself down below! And I hope you have a great day/night!

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