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Vanity is having or showing undue or excessive pride in one’s appearance or achievements, showing off. The root word for vanity is vain which means having no value, idle, worthless, useless, foolish, silly, etc. President Nkrumah, “Africa needs a new type of citizen a dedicated, modest, honest, informed man. A man who submerges self in service to the nation and mankind. A man who abhors greed and detests vanity. A new type of man whose humility is his strength and whose integrity is his greatness.” To detest means to dislike intensely; abhor. Abhor means to regard with horror; to reject vehemently.

Opportunism is the art, policy, or practice of taking advantage of opportunities with little regard to principle or consequences.

Individualism is a doctrine that the interests of the individual are or ought to be ethically paramount.

Counter-revolution is a movement to counteract revolution and revolutionary trends.

Vanity, opportunism, individualism, and counter-revolution are all violations of an African cornerstone principle of collectivism which is the family is more important than the individual, the community is more important than the family, the nation is more important than the community, and humanity is more important than the nation.

Dishonesty and lying are characteristics of vanity.