This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ning) and considering the means by which it is to be achieved. Since he knows that nature does not provide man with the automatic satisfaction of his desires, that a man’s goals or values have
to be achieved by his own effort, that the lives and efforts of other men are not his property and are not there to serve his wishes — a rational man never holds a desire or pursues a goal wh
ich cannot be achieved directly or indirectly by his own effort.
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It is with a proper understanding of this “ indirectly ” that the crucial social issue begins.