In Praise of Proper Egoism, Individualism, Collectivism and Altruism

Ayn Rand didn’t invent the philosophy that she promoted.  She just put the already long  existing philosophy of egoism into some of her own words and called it Objectivism. Egoism simply means that one believes in “looking out for oneself” and not sacrificing oneself for others. That’s it.  That’s the idea. However, an overly simplistic view of  egoism and its acceptance as part of one’s philosophy of life can lead to harmful hyper-individualism for a…