“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”
» I suppose we are a little bit of both when it comes to being human. Though these two words are often mistaken as similar, it is quite hard to separate them as it is. See, it is human nature to compare ourselves with people who are far better than us and it is our pride that urges us to develop our hidden insecurities, thus leading us to the self destructive world of vanity. It takes a great deal of principle and character to build the right amount of “pride” in a person and a whole lot of strength to keep it there. When one looses his footing on what he stands for, one that makes him who he is, vanity begins to surface. Vanity, in my opinion, is somewhat a person’s safety net, a reassurance that his imperfections go unnoticed. Of course, too much of both always leads to a person’s demise. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have been part of the seven deadly sins.
I really like her unique pictures and am still trying to figure out how she was able to jump and pose at the same time. It’s very amusing!
A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today”. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin really meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beat the hell out of never trying.
» I guess it’s the fear that holds us down. “What if I make a mistake?”, “What if I regret it later on?”, “What if my mistakes can’t be undone?”…So many “What ifs” which makes us all baffled and stunted to an almost stagnant state. We’ve already heard it from our parents, our parents parents, the philosophers, teachers and poets and yet we remain as we are. Makes you wonder how absolutely stubborn human beings are, seriously, we don’t act unless prompted to. We know what to do but you’d have to wonder why we don’t actually do it until it’s already too late.
This is actually the first time that I listened to this song. I like this version. I haven’t listened to the original though.