An excerpt from chapter 9 on Happiness from Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff.

Having identified particular virtues, let us take an overview, looking at the fruits of the whole moral code we have been describing. In existential terms, the moral man’s reward is life. In emotional terms there is another reward, a concomitant of the first, which also requires study: happiness. Happiness is man’s—the good man’s—experience of life. The achievement of this experience, writes Ayn Rand, is “the only moral purpose” of one’s life.

The discussion of happiness is …

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