Human nature is such that Ayn Rand is thought to possess wisdom. If she tells us that the more we focus on ourselves the more happiness we’ll experience, then it makes sense to us. In the West we actually believe that our goal should be a retirement with enough money to allow us to do whatever we want, when ever we want it. This is our picture of paradise.
It’s actually called paradise.
It’s a lie.
A focus on self does not bring real life and real living. It doesn’t bring anything more than momentary happiness.
Instead, we were created to devote ourselves to meet the needs of other people, even when it doesn’t make any “evolutionary” sense to do so.