The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas - Ursula K. Le Guin
Le Guin is a wonderful author with beautiful words. I remember reading something of her's when I was in the 5th grade, sadly I had forgotten about it. Then it was recently brought to light by Bts, a Korean boy band that I am very fond of. I then realized that the author of this was that same author that I had loved. The plot of this,or lack thereof, is gorgeously real. The way I took it is that many people would rather have happiness for themselves than to save someone else's happiness.