In anticipation for the Ayn Rand Student Conference this November,
we tapped one of its speakers Gena Gorlin on the shoulder to share a
sneak preview of her upcoming talk, which explores how students
can think about and achieve long-term, personal happiness.
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Before we begin, could you
Any attempt to uphold “selflessness” as a moral standard guarantees the erosion of your self-esteem. . . . To attempt to live by a “selfless” moral code is to become, in effect, your own worst enemy.
Guilt is often portrayed as a “healthy” emotion – is it?
Does feeling guilty help make you a better person? This is a question universities have recently been attempting to answer through psychological experiments. The results, according to researchers, demonstrate that guilt is essential in helping