Don Watkins, of the Ayn Rand Institute for Individual Rights, was appalled by a recent commencement address by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who urged graduates to devote their work and lives to serving their fellow and less fortunate beings. Don argues, as do I, your highest purpose is in best serving your own needs and desires. By doing so, you automatically enable many others to realize their potential, and you take the burden off society and help place it where it truly belongs, on the individuals shoulders. This concept was what once helped make America great; this individualistic focus is what’s needed to bring the world out of its current psychological, emotional, and economic depression. The best part of this theory is no matter what your station is in life, there’s a place and a skill set at which you will excel. It’s really that simple.
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