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The Unselfishness Trap - Logical Arguments for Selfishness

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Re: The Unselfishness Trap - Logical Arguments for Selfishne

Postby Winston » August 13th, 2017, 4:43 am

Here is Harry Browne in a speech talking about The Unselfishness Trap and other Anti-Freedom Traps in society, that tell you that it's wrong to serve yourself and that you should only serve others, which everyone pays lip service to, but no one actually does in reality. It also goes against our innate instinct for survival and self-preservation, hence societal morality becomes out enemy.

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Re: The Unselfishness Trap - Logical Arguments for Selfishne

Postby Winston » August 13th, 2017, 3:20 pm

The female philosopher Ayn Rand also made a strong case against the unselfishness trap in her book "The Virtue of Selfishness". It makes a lot of sense. She debunks the "selfish = bad/evil/wrong, unselfish = good/right" simplistic dichotomy that society teaches and why it's not true or rational or realistic. She explains why such a concept turns morality into the enemy of mankind by going against his survival instinct and self-preservation instinct, which is not a good thing of course and creates artificial conflict. Her arguments are very logical and rational and make sense. Here is a link where you can download her book in multiple formats.

https://archive.org/details/AynRandTheVirtueOfSelfishness

Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life--the life proper to a rational being--as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society.
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