Brant Gaede Posted February 2, 2017 Share Posted February 2, 2017 1 hour ago, jts said: The probability of a rock from the sky hitting you is very small. Do you worry about that? Ayn Rand smoked and got lung cancer as she deserved. (Greg the moralist probably would say.) If she had lived more rationally, the universe would have been more safe and benign to her. Her smoking helped her be a writer. Nicotene helps the mind disregard extraneous noise. That's why old time newspaper rooms were filled with cigarette smoke. What she "deserved" was to be a great writer of great novels and not to be lectured about it through and to proxies like me. Smoking as a moral issue belongs primarily to the smoker, family and, maybe, some friends. --Brant and times change context Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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