The Tao of Roark

by Peter Saint-Andre

Chapter 39: Depth

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The quality of the soul is in its depths, says the Tao Te Ching.

The hardest thing in the world is to know and do what I truly want, says The Fountainhead.

I cannot be content with the mere surface of life. I must explore its innermost depths, I must go to the heart of things, I must push beyond what is expected and necessary and average to achieve what is fine and great and rare. I must live without reservations and hold nothing back from life.

There is danger in living this way, and it takes courage to do so. Yet ultimately it is the most practical way to live because only by focusing on what truly matters can I be successful as a human being.

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