The idea of Atlas shrugging resonates because we feel as if we must carry the world. That it is our duty to carry it. That we must sacrifice our own happiness to carry this mass of humanity who would rather ask you to carry the whole of the universe instead. To shrug means not to stop caring, but to break the chains of their need and break the chains of duty, and to set yourself free to live for yourself, to live for your own sake, neither sacrificing yourself or sacrificing others to achieve your goals, your happiness. To shrug means freedom. To shrug means happiness. To shrug means to write the course of your life.