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Taking Responsibility for Your Happiness

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Taking Responsibility for Your Happiness

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. *   *   * Before we begin, could you tell me a little bit […]

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Reclaiming the “Self” in Self-Esteem

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.

From Guilt to Good

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From Guilt to Good

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 “children become considerate, conscientious adults.” While this study intends […]