• • Your Vision for America
John McCane, Indianapolis Star Egoism | My vision for America actually goes back to Ayn Rand. I, too, see selfishness as a virtue. But what many people can't seem to figure out is that being selfish is doing things that make you happy long-term, not short-term. Being truly selfish requires strategy. It's wanting good things to happen to everyone. When I'm being selfish, I smile at people a lot, open doors for strangers. I leave a 30 percent tip to my waitress. I'm doing it because it makes me happy. It feels good.