This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...roblem of a man who wails that life entraps him in an irreconcilable conflict because he cannot eat his cake and have it, too. That problem does not acquire intellectual validity by being expand 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...
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