I finished the Fountainhead yesterday. I have been guilty of one main theme in the book, trying to appeal to people. I do it in my posts all the time. I try to figure out what people want to read and then I structure my posts to fulfill that need. No longer. I will be dedicated to myself from this point on and have no interest in what any one else says or thinks. You will read my opinions coming strictly from my brain exactly as I want them to be. I have to imagine that most people have no clue what I’m talking about and won’t understand this mindset without understanding Howard Roark.
You can’t be happy if you don’t abide by what I wrote above. Conforming to the way other people want you to live your life is one of the greatest crimes. Your parents want you to go to this school, your professor thinks you should do this job, your friends don’t think you should go out with that girl… These types of decisions lead to unhappiness and that should be our main goal in life. A feeling of fulfillment because we carry out our life exactly how we want it to be should be our focus. I am the first to admit I let people influence my decisions. I either don’t want to let this person down, I’m expected to be somewhere, or I have to agree just to agree. From now on things are changing. If I want to do something, I’m going to do it. Howard would be proud.