does pure objectivism work.. does pure self interest really benefit the human race? - i argue absolutely


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Yes, Ye Olde English. It goes down with that other one I used to puzzle over:

"You can't see the wood for the trees".

Wood? What wood?

Ah - "woods". As in, you can't see the *forest* for the trees.


The only way I ever heard it was:

You can't see the forest for the trees.


Adam, you had the benefit of a smartened-up literature, apparently. I had the archaic kind.

I don't know if 'Americanization' of the language was always logical or consistent,

but in the main I've learned plenty of respect for it.

(Was reading US novelists since young.)

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