This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ues his own interests, but in what he regards as to his own interest; not in the fact that he pursues his values, but in what he chose to value; not in the fact that he wants to live, but in the
fact that he wants to live on a subhuman level (see “The Objectivist Ethics”).
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If it is true that what I mean by “selfishness” is not what is meant conventionally, then th
is is one of the worst indictments of altruism: it means that altruism permits no concept of a self-respecting, self-supporting man — a man who supports his life by his own effort and neither ...