“They use your love of virtue as a hostage. They know that you’ll bear anything in order to work and produce, because you know that achievement is man’s highest moral purpose, that he can’t exist without it, and your love of virtue is your love of life.”—Francisco d’Anconia (p. 570)
This quote struck me because I had allowed a couple of people to do this to me. I had let them use me. I had wrongly thought that they were friends for years but then there was an incident that occurred in my life and was shocked to find out their true opinions of me were not of friends but instead to get something they wanted from me. Seeing this idea expressed in this book in several different ways helped to understand that some people are just this way and it is not you personally it is because it is who they are.
There are many ideas in this book that I really connected to. I had experiences that I could relate to. Though I do not agree with how this problem with solved, there are very many true ideas and principles. There are also so many things are and have occurred in the world I live in.