Why are there two "how"?
You got confused because there are two "hows". In this sentence, the first "how" means "in what way or state", and the second "how" is used for emphasis with other adjectives. I'll give you separate examples to understand each "how." The example for the first "how" is as below. Ex: It is how I am staying alive. Ex: It is kind of how life works. The second "how" can be used as below. Ex: No one will know how clever you are. Ex: Tell me how cheap food is these days. Ex: I can't tell you how pleased I am.
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