Originally Posted by nycindie
[INDENT]Rand's explanation of values presents the view that an individual's primary moral obligation is to achieve his or her own well-being—it is for his or her life and self-interest that an individual ought to adhere to a moral code.
Sheesh. Rand wasn't so inventive, was she? She's still playing the same old OBLIGATION game as her sparring partner, Compte.
What people do who feel extrinsically obligated and intrinsically unmotivated? They lie, cheat, steal, abuse, destroy.... In secret, in hiding. That's the whole freaking modern world! We sweep reality under a carpet and play Make Believe about "ethics".