Vanity arises when you believe beauty is a moral or social virtue. True virtue needs no classification.
The big mystery in life is that there is no mystery. People move their mind against the objects of experience, and when they poke and make them uncomfortable, they think they see clearly what it is. Poke someone in the eye, and then note how clearly they see. Why is it they acknowledge not seeing clearly in that case, but believe they do in their normal pain/fear state?
One can have a vision without seeing. They can feel alive without being buried in an event. We can know gently in reflection on immediate as well as past experience. Hostile deconstructive analysis is no assurance of “objectivity”.
Trust personal experience. Trust intuitive knowing. I know of no more reliable way than this in the end.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.