Michael Stuart Kelly Posted June 28, 2017 Share Posted June 28, 2017 2 hours ago, RobinReborn said: Rand had enough money to live comfortably for the time it took her to write Atlas. I don't, neither do most people. RR, Rand certainly did not have enough money to live comfortably when she wrote We The Living. She even did restaurant work as a waitress and God knows what else back then. Rand lived through the Great Depression, for God's sake. She used to live at the YWCA in LA when she wrote her first stories. I don't like to channel Rand, but I am very comfortable speculating that if someone had asked her, she would have said writing Atlas Shrugged was the hardest work she ever did in life. In fact, I think there's a quote to that effect about Galt's speech. If your problem is that you need to work at a menial job or at something you don't like to make ends meet, I can resonate with that and might even have some stories you would like. But not so long as you call that hard work and not call great achievements hard work. That's just inaccurate and way too much self-pity for my view of life. Besides, someone who thinks like that will never in a million years achieve anything great once (or if) they get money. They will spend it partying or wallow in guilt for crap like white privilege or male privilege or other social justice class warfare propaganda. But they will not work hard to achieve greatness. They don't believe in it once they have money. It's against their religion. Michael Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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