This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... the effort of earning a living as a necessary evil, who dreams only of the pleasures that begin when the workday ends, the pleasure of drowning his brain in alcohol or television or billiards o
r women, the pleasure of not being conscious : the soul of a man with scarcely a shred of self-esteem, who never expected the universe to be comprehensible and takes his lethargic dread of it fo
r granted, and whose only form of relief and only notion of enjoyment is the dim flicker of undemanding sensations.
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