This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...rror of being alone.
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The “pleasure” of being drunk is obviously the pleasure of escaping from the responsibility of consciousness. And so are the kind of social gatherings, hel
d for no other purpose than the expression of hysterical chaos, where the guests wander around in an alcoholic stupor, prattling noisily and senselessly, and enjoying the illusion of a universe
where one is not bur- dened with purpose, logic, reality or awareness.
Observe, in this connection, the modem “beatniks” — for instance, their manner of dancing. What one see...