This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...�lifeboat” situations as examples from which to derive the rules of moral conduct. (“What should you do if you and another man are in a lifeboat that can carry only one?” etc.)
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/> The fact is that men do not live in lifeboats — and that a lifeboat is not the place on which to base one’s metaphysics.
The moral purpose of a man’s life is the achieveme
nt of his own happiness. This does not mean that he is indifferent to all men, that human life is of no value to him and that he has no reason to help others in an emergency. But it does mean th...