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Here is an infallible strategy!

How to downsize the vanity, in a person?

2024 June 18 | by Arduino Mancini Heuristics and biases - Resilience

We live in a time when vanity is a major driver of human actions.

How can we define it?

Several sources converge in defining vanity as

overconfidence in one’s abilities, and in attracting others.

With a close connection to narcissism.

The term vanity comes from the Latin vanus, which stands for vain, empty, useless, futile, without material consistency: more appearance than essence.

In short, to scale down or even destroy the concept of vanity in the eyes of a person it may be enough to go to the substance of its meaning and define it for what it is:


Don’t you think so?

PS: The painting is Narcissus by Caravaggio.

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