gestalt theory has been one of my tools to understand reality. we do our best as we are able to at the time. it is not perfect, it is flawed- but it is good. everything is in flux.
just recently i was confronted with the concept of "wasi sabe". the beauty of imperfection. western aesthetics generally builds on a perfection of the whole, and looks at imperfection as flaws.
i like "wabi sabi" and will research some more.