AYN RAND. This is interesting... I had come to a place where I thought Ayn Rand represented something unfair and unsustainable, and I guess, taken the wrong way, it could be. Everyone is developing at their own rate, and we all are connected with and need each other. So we also need to be compassionate with others who are not as far along or slower on their paths... However - this is personal responsibility she's talking about. The process that should go into making life choices.