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Neo-Tech Advantage #14
SELF-GROWTH VS. SELFLESS VIEW
Most productive people subconsciously hold a self-love, pro-individual sense of life. But outwardly they express various selfless views deemed virtuous by theologians, politicians, much of the media and academia, and other altruistic-promoting neocheaters. A major step toward personal prosperity and happiness is to reject all guilt foisted on self and others by mystics and neocheaters. One can easily reject that foisted guilt by discovering the moral virtue of one's own rational, self-growth, pro-individual sense of life that always benefits others and society to the maximum.
Also, destructive altruism is easily rejected on understanding that the rational self-growth view is the only benevolent, honest, and beneficial view for conscious beings. By contrast, the irrational, selfless, altruistic views promoted by neocheaters are harmful, malevolent, dishonest views for all conscious beings in any society. ...Both selfless and selfish behaviors are irrational, destructive.[ 4 ]
Altruistic selflessness is a prime moral wrong that works to destroy everyone's values, well-being, and happiness. Rational selfishness, on the other hand, is a prime human virtue that works to benefit everyone and society.
[ 4 ] Although the contents of her book, The Virtue of Selfishne ss, are precisely accurate and widely integrated, Ayn Rand committed an error by distorting the word "selfishness" in fashioning a dramatic statement. The word "selfishness" does have valuable, precise denotations of "an irrational, harmful disregard for others". Rand could have strengthened her work by selecting accurate wording such as rational self-growth. Instead, she unnecessarily bent and undermined the precise, valuable meaning of selfishness. ...As with selflessness, selfishness is a form of immature, destructive, irrational behavior -- a form of stupid behavior.