Achieve some perfection yourself, so that you may not fall into sorrow by seeing the perfection in others.
You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don't. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly.
Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.
When someone critises or disagrees with you, a small ant of hatred and antagonism is born in your heart. If you do not squash that ant at once, it might grow into a snake, or even a dragon.
Although you see the pit, you cannot avoid it.