According to me everyone is equally close to and/or far from perfect. And now I’m definitely not saying that I like everyone equally much – I’m just saying that it’s a matter of perspective, because beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
This little rule also applies to practically anything else. For example the five-minute painting of a child can by all odds be superior a professional’s best painting. At least in some angled perspecitve, but bear in mind that all perspectives are more or less angled.