A job worth doing is a job worth doing well.
I’ve always assumed this attitude is a corollary of the Protestant Work Ethic. Correct me if you know differently.
I haven’t read enough ethnographies to say so, I’m sure, but I don’t remember ever seeing reference to how prominent this notion of striving for perfection is as a human (pan-global) social characteristic. I certainly encountered plenty of it when/where I grew up!
So, is this rose perfect or what?