Unformatted text preview: o Rand says this is a poor definition of sacrifice. Her definition: giving up a higher value for a lower or a non-value. In essence, taking a loss is true sacrifice. o There can be values of such great importance that without them life would not be worth living. e “Give me liberty or give me death” fits this description. e Slaves willing to risk their lives to escape to freedom is another. o Would Rand say this, “Really everyone is selfish”? With just a little thought, u would see that this is not so. Remember, Rand tells us to live in our self-interest. The point is people fail to live in self-interest; Siegmann knows plenty of people who have a habit of screwing up their lives. o “My life is an unestimable value. I must be conscientious of what I am doing with my life, but many people are not.” People are failing in their self-interest. o Notice by the way, self-interest is not doing what u feel like doing. What u feel like doing might be terrible for ur life....
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- Spring '11
- 2002 albums, Ethical egoism, Self-Interest – sacrifice