Really, this post is about this quote from Roger Kimball that struck me:
“Selfishness” can be a vice. It can also be another name for that “well-ordered self-love” that Thomas Aquinas extolled as “right and natural.”Rand drew a parallel distinction. She thought "rational selfishness" was good. But she thought "selfishness without a self" was bad.
Of course, Aquinas and Rand were both following in the footsteps of Aristotle
who thought that love of self should not be throttled.