The Virtue of Selfishness/Powerful Body


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There are 7 billion leeches in the world, and only so many prime movers/ideal/perfect people.  When you sacrifice your health to the masses, or your means of production to them, you are committing an immoral act in concrete, but an amoral act in means.  It DOESN'T HURT the prime mover to be virtually COMPLETELY SELFISH, in fact-it helps them.  When Hank Rearden gives up his metal, who did he hurt?  Himself and all the prime movers.  They would have made bullets, guns, knives, and barbed/razor wire with it.

In the cases of emergency it's most important to have a powerful BODY, that means working out.  At the same time, if you work in a physics lab, and you depend on your arms, it's important that you're not too sore.

We live in a world of animals-if you don't work you don't eat, but you have to have the chemical energy to DO work.

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27 minutes ago, atlashead said:

There are 7 billion leeches in the world, and only so many prime movers/ideal/perfect people.  When you sacrifice your health to the masses, or your means of production to them, you are committing an immoral act in concrete, but an amoral act in means.  It DOESN'T HURT the prime mover to be virtually COMPLETELY SELFISH, in fact-it helps them.  When Hank Rearden gives up his metal, who did he hurt?  Himself and all the prime movers.  They would have made bullets, guns, knives, and barbed/razor wire with it.

In the cases of emergency it's most important to have a powerful BODY, that means working out.  At the same time, if you work in a physics lab, and you depend on your arms, it's important that you're not too sore.

We live in a world of animals-if you don't work you don't eat, but you have to have the chemical energy to DO work.

I need the Ignore button.

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We're working less with our bodies than ever before due to the industrial revolution, advancements in technology, increased communication, machines, (and more)---which is to say Reason has played a large role.  So today we're in the age of the mind-worker, and we don't have to obtain our values using our bodies like we did in the past.  Still, for some people having a powerful body can send a signal of power, presence, or stature, etc., and in my experience those are the kinds of people who are more 'animal' oriented than mind oriented.

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