Man Has Been Called A Rational Being, But Rationality Is A Matter Of Choice -- And The Alternative His Nature Offers Him I

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Man has been called a rational being, but rationality is a matter
of choice -- and the alternative his nature offers him is: rational
being or suicidal animal. Man has to be man -- by choice; he has
to hold his life as a value -- by choice; he has to learn to sustain
it -- by choice; he has to discover the values it requires and
practice his virtues -- by choice.
A code of values accepted by choice is a code of morality.
-- John Galt