fair trade

A Quote by Ayn Rand on enjoyment, joy, sharing, pleasure, fair trade, and sacrifice

Hank, I want nothing from you except what you wish to give me.  Do you remember that you called me a trader once?  I want you to come to me seeking nothing but your own enjoyment.  So long as you wish to remain married, whatever your reason, I have no right to resent it.  My way of trading is to know that the joy you give me is paid for by the joy you get from me - not by your suffering or mine.  I don't accept sacrifices and I don't make them.  If you asked me for more than you meant to me, I would refuse.  If you asked me to give up the railroad, I'd leave you.  If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade at all.  A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud.  You don't do it in business, Hank.  Don't do it in your own life.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, Pages: 425

Contributed by: HeyOK

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