This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...their frustrations and defeats.
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Most people hold their desires without any context whatever, as ends hanging in a foggy vacuum, the fog hiding any concept of means. They rouse them
selves mentally only long enough to utter an “/ wish,” and stop there, and wait, as if the rest were up to some unknown power.
What they evade is the responsibility of judging
the social world. They take the world as the given. “A world I never made” is the deepest essence of their attitude — and they seek only to adjust themselves uncritically to the incomprehe...