This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... the space vacated by self- esteem in a collectivized mentality. The man who is willing to serve as the means to the ends of others, will necessarily regard others as the means to his ends. The
more neurotic he is or the more conscientious in the practice of altruism (and these two aspects of his psychology will act reciprocally to reinforce each other), the more he will tend to devise
schemes “for the good of mankind” or of “society” or of “the public” or of “future generations” — or of anything except actual human beings.
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Hence the appalling ...