This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...his mind and its judgments, loyalty to his life — but the essence of morality, men are taught, consists of self-sacrifice: the sacrifice of one’s mind to some higher authority, and the sacri
fice of one’s values to whoever may claim to require it.
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It is not necessary, in this context, to analyze the almost countless evils, entailed by the precept of self-sacrifice. I
ts irrationality and destructiveness have been thoroughly exposed in Atlas Shrugged. But there are two aspects of the issue that are especially pertinent to the subject of mental health.