This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ltimate form of experiencing concretely and in his own person the value and joy of being alive.

The need for such an experience is inherent in man’s nature. But if a man lacks th
e self-esteem to earn it, he attempts to fake it — and he chooses his partner (subconsciously) by the standard of her ability to help him fake it, to give him the illusion of a self-value he d oes not possess and of a happiness he does not feel.

Thus, if a man is attracted to a woman of intelligence, confidence and strength, if he is attracted to a heroine, he reveals on...
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