"Dare not choose in your minds the work you would like to do when you leave the Home of the Students. You shall do what the Council of Vocations shall prescribe for you. For the Council of Vocations knows in its great wisdom where you are needed by your brother men, better than you can know it in your unworthy little minds. And if you are not needed by your brother men, there is no reason for you to burden the earth with your bodies."


Ayn Rand

In Ayn Rand's Anthem, hero Equality 7-2521 yearns to be a scientist
but is held back by a government that fears his intelligence. Ayn Rand's
novella, set in a futuristic dictatorship, centers on the sins of free thought
in a dark world of Collectivism, where individuals exist solely to serve the
state. Equality 7-2521 dares to think, explore, imagine, question, love,
and even discover electricity. He commits the ultimate sin when he rediscovers
the Unspeakable Word — "I."