Atlas Shrugged, revisited..
James Taggart (speaking to Dagny): “Other people are human. They’re sensitive. They can’t devote their whole life to metals and engines. You’re lucky — you’ve never had any feelings. You’ve never felt anything at all.”
Dagny’s reaction …: “As she looked at him, her dark grey eyes went slowly from astonishment to stillness, then to a strange expression that resembled a look of weariness, except that it seemed to reflect much more than the endurance of this one moment.”
Then her reply: “No, Jim. I guess I’ve never felt anything at all.”
According to the James Taggart’s of the world, to really feel means to sacrifice to the collective ones inalienable individual rights (and those of your son or daughter). If that is the case, then I too have never felt anything at all – and I am damn proud of it!!