In the realm of philosophy, Plato postulated that our plane of existence is merely a representation of the realm of the Platonic ideals, which are the perfect forms of everything. For example, every chair is just a representation of the ideal chair, something which we can't know. The better a chair is, the closer it is to the ideal. Most crafts don't focus on making the "perfect" form of anything; watchmakers don't want to make the "perfect" watch. However, in type design, I think that generally, perfection is the goal, or at least close to it. Especially that fonts are made, at least now, using mathematically perfect tools, Bézier curves.
What are you thoughts about that? Do you think it correct, or completely wrong, or somewhere in the middle?