We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Embracing the admonition in verse 19b would certainly result in revolutionary change in individual lives and in society as a whole. Instead how often I refuse to listen, speak too quickly, and rage at all and sundry, all the while condemning the same in others. Is this more of that perfection we Christians are to continue to seek, even as we ourselves are imperfect?