You can rise to your best, or be carried by the tide (although it's never too late to act).
Many people are able to take hold of their lives, but don't have a clear direction, and let it happen more than consciously create it. In 1963, Martin Luther King wrote, "We have guided missiles but misguided men." Similarly, the very foundations of democracy are corrupt—better political systems have been proposed since at least the 19th century.
But what can you do about it? This book answers that question in 15 short chapters devoted to subjects like animals, benevolence, government and rights. Based on Ayn Rand’s “philosophy for living on earth,” it both introduces the sweep of her ideas and reconsiders one of her central principles: the standard of value.