This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...For instance, a man who values human life and is caught in a shipwreck, should help to save his fellow passengers (though not at the expense of his own life). But this does not mean that after t
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...