Recently I really got into the E4 Drama "Misfits". I'd wanted to watch it since it was first out, but never got round to it -- until now. This may perhaps sound silly, but it has changed my perspective on things.
For those of you who don't know, it's about five teens doing community service, who get struck by a freak storm and develop super powers. It is incredibly funny, and to me, it opened my eyes to characters not being perfect.
Sounds obvious, I know, but to me it reminded me that as a human being, I make mistakes, everyone does - including the people that I write about and create.
It made it okay that the world isn't one big perfect