On Rigidity


no hurry, no pause.


Rigid things have a tendency to break. For example, physical things like airplane wings or ships will flex and not break when in turbulence. Non-physical things such as rules, procedures and protocols, unless flexible, will break when under pressure.

Flexible things have a tendency to adapt. Thus it’s important to find a balance between rigidity and flexibility. Strong enough to withstand and weak enough to conform and all the while maintain physical and non-physical integrity.

Perfectionism and idealism bring about rigidity, keep that in mind, always. The problem is that you are a perfectionist. The desire for perfection could be a deadly weakness, see Denk (2022, p. 328).


Denk, J. (2022). Every good boy does fine: a love story, in music lessons (First edition). Random House.