April 1st, 2011

Not to be shared

Not a big fan of quotes because they may be different in the context they were spoken. However, this one seems vital to the world we live in. Especially the first part of it. And BTW! sharing this post on any online social forum would be ironical.

Every form of happiness is private. Our greatest moments are personal, self-motivated, not to be touched. Those things which are sacred or precious to us are the things we withdraw from promiscuous sharing. But now we are taught to throw everything within us into public light and common pawing. To seek joy in meeting halls. We haven’t even got a word for the quality I mean—for the self-sufficiency of man’s spirit. It’s difficult to call it selfishness or egotism, the words have been perverted…

- from Ayn Rand’s Fountain Head, just in case you didn’t catch that.

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