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Well that's kind of the rub. It comes down to what "vanity" is.
Definition of VAIN
: having no real value : idle, worthless
: marked by futility or ineffectualness : unsuccessful, useless
archaic : foolish, silly
: having or showing undue or excessive pride in one's appearance or achievements : conceited
If you feel you have something to offer, that implies a potential incompleteness elsewhere.
To laugh often and love much:
To win respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the approbation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give one's self;
To leave the world a little better,
Whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch,
Or redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm
And sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier
Because you have lived...
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
That's called being realistic. The world and its inhabitants are incomplete. This is a fact.