This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...r major considerations involved in a rational man’s view of his interests.
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Now let us return to the question originally asked — about the two men applying for the same job —
and observe in what manner it ignores or opposes these four considerations.
(a) Reality. The mere fact that two men desire the same job does not constitute proof that either of the
m is entitled to it or deserves it, and that his interests are damaged if he does not obtain it.
(b) Context. Both men should know that if they desire a job, their goal is made pos...