Selfishness: An Unjust Morality

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Many people may argue that selfishness is an unjust morality, due to the popular belief that “man exists in order to serve others” (Rand, 146). I, however, regard selfishness to be a quality that is crucial to every person’s being. When there is no selfishness, individuals become engaged in altruism. I believe that altruism is ultimately distracting from the individual’s sense of self. One should not worry themselves with the difficulties of others, for they shall become engulfed in those difficulties, themselves. It is my belief that “man’s first duty is to himself” (Rand, 147). His actions must reflect his own desires and selfishness, not the desires of those around him. Without selfishness, individuals do “not think, judge, feel, or act”
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