Influenced by Rand?
Banished Soul has some thoughts.
If I am to follow Rand’s philosophy, then I have to disown whatever she says. I have to find my reality based on what I feel within me. I use the word feel as it is that first illogical sprout of thought which guides all our actions, and all further logic is based on it. Roark and Galt didn’t care about “serving the world” because at some point of their lives, their minds rebelled and told them to discard the conventional wisdom.