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I think the most important quote of the book is John Galt's oath:
"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
— John Galt, Atlas Shrugged

This quote resonated with me. I don't believe that we have any kind of obligation to live our lives to help others, although we are free to help others if it makes us happy (and it often does).

Unfortunately, this seems to be a minority opinion. Most people, especially liberals, feel that we do have an *obligation* to help others, and to ensure that we meet this obligation, we need to be coerced by government. They feel that private charity is inadequate, and thus some of our freedom must be take away in order to help others even more.

I don't know how people reconcile individual rights and liberty with taking our property to give to others. They are inconsistent. You have to ignore the fact that our freedom and property rights are being violated, or you have to not care about it.
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