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"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." -Jane Austen
The original working title of the book was First Impressions. I am not above the fallacious character of certain individuals, my first impressions have been proven wrong. I have allowed my pride, in more than one occasion, holding on to an impossible ideal only to implicate myself in an unhealthy emotional turmoil. It is only through an acceptance, and the healing of a bruised ego, did I find the balance to be humbled by vanity.