The basic social principle of the Objectivist ethics is that just as life is an end in itself, so every human being is an end in himself, not the means to the ends or the welfare of others – and, therefore, that man must live for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. To live for his own sake means that the achievement of his own happiness is man’s highest moral purpose.
Introducing Ayn Rand – this, my friends, are one of the most truest words I have ever read. And her work “The Virtue of Selfishness” in general is one of my all-time favorites.
Be prepared to read a lot about her, her published work, and quotes I adore in the upcoming posts. And stop feeling so damn guilty for being genuinely happy with yourself ;).