As I said, I regard the question of adequate self-direction as a largely empirical problem. A person may have to select among techniques, modify them, question their application—all in light of the contingencies of his life. The preceding chapter was directed to answering the liberal on the alleged helplessness or incompleteness of the individual in principle. But the theoretical development and practical advancement of individualist morality also requires a focus on successful self-management in the specific, empirical problems of everyday living. A program, undoubtedly multi-disciplinary, is needed to show in detail how the ordinary person can handle himself successfully in the myriad problems of daily life, and to then relate this competent individual to such moral and political issues as we have been discussing.