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The Shaft of Light

by Skyler Saunders 4 years ago in social commentary
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How do you think selfishness should be viewed?

The lone individual against the sea.

Selfishness is the truest statement of

All that is expressed through the power which

Encompasses the emotion of love.

It is smartwork to be selfish, to switch.

To leave the worn rags of altruism

Means to not sacrifice others to

Yourself. And through your idealism

May you just be counted among the few.

Self-interest is the shaft of light that shines,

Illuminating the dark crevices

Of immorality. You can draw lines

Of honor and courage with services.

You don’t sacrifice yourself to others,

Either. You meet your fellow citizens

With respect that never hurts or bothers

The interests of those exact denizens.

Selflessness worsens a disease or death.

It is the father of both and damns breath.

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About the author

Skyler Saunders

I am a forever young, ego-driven, radical hipster from Delaware. Investor. Objectivist for life. Instagram: @skylerized


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