This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ession of his control over reality — but he can find pleasure only in an escape from reality. That is the reason why his pleasures do not work, why they bring him, not a sense of pride, fulfil lment, inspiration, but a sense of guilt, frustration, hopelessness, shame. The effect of pleasure on a man of self-esteem is that of a reward and a confirmation. The effect of pleasure on a man who lacks self-esteem is that of a threat — the threat of anxiety, the shaking of the precarious foundation of his /;.vewc/o-self-value, the sharpening of the ever-present fear that the struc...
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