This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ed to involve more than cake — whether one expands it to the whole universe, as in the doctrines of Existentialism, or only to a few random whims and evasions, as in most people’s views of t heir interests.

When a person reaches the stage of claiming that man ’s interests conflict with reality, the concept “interests” ceases to be meaningful — and his problem c
eases to be philosophical and becomes psychological.

(b) Context. Just as a rational man does not hold any conviction out of context — that is: without relating it to the rest of...
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