Focus your apply activity on the interesting paradox the writer presents in
the final sentence below:
Altruism, a jargon word for what used to be called love, is worse than weakness, it is a sin, a
violation of nature. Be separate. Do not be a social animal. But this is a hard argument to make
convincingly when you have to depend on language to make it.
In less than 150 words, what does Thomas mean? What are the two conflicting ideas, and why
don’t they work together?