homecomfort wrote:ALL, of the republicans that I know that think like you guys, all collect on some form of entitlement. hypocrites. If you guys really are so rich, good for you guys, but you are all very selfish to boot.
Have you ever considered reading the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness", to find out what it really means to be selfish, vs. the evil connotation it has been given in our modern world?http://marsexxx.com/ycnex/Ayn_Rand-The_Virtue_of_Selfishness.pdf
If a man is not permitted to find virtue and self worth (self esteem) and gain within his own personal sphere of rational self (I.E., selfish) interests and prideful accomplishments, he is left only with finding virtue and self esteem within irrational self disinterests and in prideless altruistic sacrifice. Tell me how life itself would function if you actually believed this to be the means by which man should properly exist.
Sacrifice clearly means to willfully trade or give up or abandon something of a greater value in return for a lesser value. Otherwise there has been no actual sacrifice, and in fact there has been gain. How can anyone live to the end of forever sacrificing greater value to lesser value in an effort to show that they have no pride or selfish interest in gain and accomplishment?
PS: In 2007 while campaigning for the office of the Presidency, Obama was quoted during a speech in stating boldly that "There is no virtue in selfishness!". If this is the case, then why does he selfishly block access to all facets of his personal life history?