Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quote of the Day: Whose happiness matters?

“‎Why is it moral to serve the happiness of others, but not your own?
If enjoyment is a value, why is it moral when experienced by others,
but immoral when experienced by you? If the sensation of eating a
cake is a value, why is it an immoral indulgence in your stomach, but
a moral goal for you to achieve in the stomach of others? Why is it
immoral for you to desire, but moral for others to do so? Why is it
immoral to produce a value and keep it, but moral to give it away? And if
it is not moral for you to keep a value, why is it moral for others to accept it?”

- Ayn Rand, from “John Galt’s Speech” in Atlas Shrugged

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