Arrogance is suicidal but vanity is worse, because arrogant people have some reason to be arrogant about, whereas vanity is baseless, you will see these people all around you, in these days specially, men and women of easy virtue, those who have sold their body, soul to get things that they don’t deserve, or are not worthy of having and then strut around pretending (sometimes thinking) that they have actually acquired them through their merit.
Believe me, if you live in India you may sometimes have an overdose of them, these people are plague and should be treated like that, stay around them only if you have nowhere else to run, because they are blackholes that suck out every spec of light from there surrounding and try to spread their inner darkness as far as they can. Because they think that is the way things should be.
You will always hear things saying things that will prove that their material success is ill-gotten not earned, like everyone is thief, everyone has a price-tag… they have a strange tendency of labeling “everyone” with every bad thing, or morally unacceptable things.
If you have a chance of staying away from them do, but in today’s world chances are very slim, so, if you have to stay surrounded with them, better watch out for your back and reputation, because they have another expertise too, branding others with their qualities, and mostly falsely. They have huge peer followings, so better not under-estimate them, you may end up branded as one of them and suffering for the rest of your lives without earning a single dime of the perks they enjoy, because they are against your principles, so you will live a life of penury branded as a crook without stealing a dime from anyone.
All you can do is clearly tell everyone that they are “just your neighbours” or “just your colleagues” or “just your family” there the thing starts and ends. You have no idea about their lives, or personal lives, you are not even least interested to know that either.
Trying a new thing- article, personal essays for a change, do let me know what you think of them.