This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...hey all reach shore, he should devote his efforts to saving his fellow passengers from poverty, ignorance, neurosis or whatever other troubles they might have. Nor does it mean that he should sp
end his life sailing the seven seas in search of shipwreck victims to save.
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Or to take an example that can occur in everyday life: suppose one hears that the man next door is ill a
nd penniless. Illness and poverty are not metaphysical emergencies, they are part of the normal risks of existence; but since the man is temporarily helpless, one may bring him food and medicine...