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New person with questions
Submitted by She on Fri, 2005-12-02 22:10
Greetings I’m new here. But I have a bunch of questions. I have a post that I want to share that I made on another board. And I didn’t understand the response. After research online, I have much more understanding. But I am just astounded by some things.
Let me introduce myself beyond what is in the profile. I was first introduced to Atlas Shrugged in the early 80’s. It was validating in a big way. Much of what was there, I had already thought about on some level. So, I read the rest of her things...Most of them.
I gave books to people as gifts, and placed the books on "the desirable reading list for new acquaintances who were so inclined to read." The Objectivist Concepts were incorporated into my life smoothly and life proceeded as planned. I occasionally discussed the concepts with people who had read the books, but it was the structure of my life. The framework, or skeleton, that isn’t normally visible. I also read Joseph Campbell and many many other things.
But it's always been reason that sees me through. A friend once described me as a person who had no need to “belong.” A maverick. She said I was always doing my own thing and not group oriented. Didn’t need outside approval and didn’t much like the confines of herd thinking. That was right, so okay. But it explains also why I hadn't discovered the online world of Rand until now.
It was pleasant surprise to discover a world of Rand Fans who, I assumed, were like that. I had no idea people talked and met and did things around these books. DoH!
But Now...I hesitate to ask as I really don't want to offend, but does it appear to anyone else that there are some people who have turned Ayn into...uh...The Ultimate Extreme: She Who Must Be Obeyed...?
Is this my imagination? If not...
How? What? Why?
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