This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... not in a free society. Ask any of- fice manager.
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It is only the passive, parasitical representatives of the “humility metaphysics” school who regard any competitor as a threat
, because the thought of earning one’s position by personal merit is not part of their view of life. They regard themselves as interchangeable mediocrities who have nothing to offer and who fi
ght, in a “static” universe, for someone’s causeless favor.
A rational man knows that one does not live by means of “luck,” “breaks” or favors, that there is no such ...