This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...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
, if one can afford it (as an act of good will, not of duty) or one may raise a fund among the neighbors to help him out. But this does not mean that one must support him from then on, nor that ...