Being perfect is different from being real..
Perfection is something we cannot achieve all throughout our years of living in this planet Earth. Perfection is simply beyond our reach. We cannot fake perfection, because I know thousands of people do that, but they ended up wrecked.
Being real is showing people the true you. Not pretending to be someone else just to be “perfect” or just to be “appreciated” by people. No, it doesn’t work that way. You’re just putting yourself at the edge of the cliff; highly dangerous. Try thinking of your friends, your family, the people who stays in your life because they know the real you. And they love the real you. Isn’t that comforting? People loving you because of the real you, not the “perfect-not-you” side. Just feel free to be yourself.