This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...rational fear and lets her drown, then spends his life in loneliness and misery — one would not call him “selfish”; one would condemn him morally for his treason to himself and to his own
values, that is: his failure to fight for the preservation of a value crucial to his own happiness. Remember that values are that which one acts to gain and/or keep, and that one’s own happine
ss has to be achieved by one’s own effort. Since one’s own happiness is the moral purpose of one’s life, the man who fails to achieve it because of his own default, because of his failure ...
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