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Psychological egoism is a reflex that every person has to orient themselves toward their own welfare. Through this, it follows that every one of his (or her) voluntary actions is some good to himself. If someone gives away the last piece of bread to someone else, it is because they want to look like a better person. Due to the fact that they would give away the last piece of bread. Human nature is completely …

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…of living for others (which is altruism) or expecting others to live for us (which is called ``selfishness''). Rand identified a third alternative: let each man live for his own sake, neither ``sacrificing himself to others nor others to himself.'' Rand held that if (and only if) people act morally and selfishly as she defined it, there is a harmony of interests among men that makes peace, benevolence, and, ultimately, general prosperity possible. --------------------------------------------------------------