This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ts irrationality and destructiveness have been thoroughly exposed in Atlas Shrugged. But there are two aspects of the issue that are especially pertinent to the subject of mental health.
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The first is the fact that ^//-sacrifice means — and can only mean — rnind- sacrifice.
A sacrifice, it is necessary to remember, means the surrender of a higher value in
favor of a lower value or of a nonvalue. If one gives up that which one does not value in order to obtain that which one does value — or if one gives up a lesser value in order to obtain a gr...