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Rand believed in compassion

She did not believe in altruism. If helping someone makes YOU feel good.. help. If helping someone is putting thier needs before yours, making you feel lousy, don't.

She writes in a letter published in a great book, "Letters of Ayn Rand" Peikoff.. "If a man spends all his money to save the life of his wife it is not wrong as long as he understands, it was not her life he spent the money on, but his WANTING her was more importnant than the money.

The book is great because it's in chron0ological order of selected letters, and you can see how hurt she was from trying to help her family,, her family used her.. it's very sad, and gives you the idea, she was burned, and her philosophy came from being burned by people she loved and wanted to help.