Memory Lane and Atlas Shrugged

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Memory Lane

I read Atlas Shrugged for the first time in the early 1970's.

I knew nothing about Ayn Rand before that. This was my first contact.

I read the entire thing in 2 days.

Obviously, I missed a lot, but 2 days it was. I couldn't stop turning the pages.

Then this happened.


(All right, all right, I wasn't a girl...)



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btw - I'm not dissing Rand or Objectivism.

That meme is a great metaphor for the way I acted back in the day.

I see newbies fall into this all the time, too.

Nowadays, I have a different form of discourse. But the groundwork, the foundation, the structure of my take on philosophy still goes back to Rand.

It's true that now I disagree or partially disagree with Rand in some areas. And I agree with her in a lot of other areas. In either case, it is undeniable that the roots of my worldview is informed by Objectivism.

I would not change that for the world.


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