A great Stirner quote: for those who think heroism/good deeds have to be rooted in “altruism”….

“If we want to deliver the world from many kinds of unfreedom, we want this not on its account but on ours; for we are not world liberators by profession and out of ‘love’, we only want to win it away from others. We want to make it our own; it is not to be any longer owned as serf by God (the church) or by the law (state), but to be our own; therefore we seek to ‘win it’, to ‘captivate it’, and by meeting it halfway and ‘devoting’ ourselves to it as to ourselves as soon as it belongs to us, to complete and make superfluous the force that it turns against us. If the world is ours, it no longer attempts any force against us but only with us.My selfishness has an interest in the liberation of the world that it may become – my property.”
– Max Stirner
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