So I'm re-reading Atlas Shrugged. You might be asking yourself, "Why would anyone read a book that size more than once?"
Lately, I've been reminded of one of the central themes of the book - Rand's assertion that collectivism sucks. If you read the book, you'll remember the following quote:
I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
Lately, I see quite a few things going on in my life, both personal and professional, that I'm doing that benefit other folks more than they benefit me. In short, I've found myself in more than one situation where I'm living for the sake of another. Worse still, I'm getting next to nothing out of these situations myself.
To get things on the right track, I need to remedy these situations so I can concentrate on my own happiness. And since I'm already making sweeping changes to my lifestyle, now is the time. So I'm re-reading Atlas Shrugged for inspiration.