Samuel Johnsonwhat is the nain idea in "the vanity of human wishes" by Samuel Johnson?

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The main idea, as the title suggests, is that human desires and ambitions are ultimately empty and pointless. Humans are mortal; human life is brief; human accomplishments are impermanent; human pride is omnipresent but ultimately meaningless.

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