"I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." - Ayn Rand / 'John Galt'
Indeed this was a pledge I took a while ago, and I was recently reminded of this. I asked myself, how does this fit into my new lifestyle? I do believe that I still abide by this principle, even while being a 24/7 Dom. In my case it is mostly due to my personality. The story of 'Atlas Shrugged' was an inspirational story for me, but only augmented a belief system which I had already in place.