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Atlas Shrugged

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by surpip, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. surpip

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    Holy crap what a good book, anyone read this?
    wow what a freaking eye opener
    pretty awsome i will be looking to adapt as much as possible to my own life
     
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    Yea, it's a classic. Nice to see it's still being read.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I like a good read, but I've never heard of that one. Care to give me a little background on what it's about?
     
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    You can read?

    John
     
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    Not just a "read". Ayn Rand, Objectivism.
     
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    Hope to meet you some day.
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Thanks. That helps a lot...........:screwy:
     
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    On paper Objectivism is great but too many family members and friends get all butt hurt when you do stuff just for you, and the sake of just doing the "right" thing. That being said, what a great book it is no wonder it's lasted all these years as a great piece of classic liturature. I read it for the first time about 15 years ago, and after fininshing it, I went out and bought it.

    Ann Rand's other great book is called "The Fountainhead" also a great read, but very long. (over a thousand pages) both preach some form of philosophy, but in no way should either book be missed! only large, intense intelects need apply!
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Okay, that's it.............:mad: :mad: :mad:

    WTF is "objectivism"?????
     
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    Philosophy. One of several doctrines holding that all reality is objective and external to the mind and that knowledge is reliably based on observed objects and events.
     
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    Oh I see. That clears it up......:confused:

    C'mon guys. I'm a gawddamn ditchdigger. Can someone PLEASE give it to me in simpleton talk?????
     
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    "My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute." —Ayn Rand​
    If The Fountainhead created controversy, Atlas Shrugged fomented a furor. In this gigantic Romantic epic, Rand dramatized the major elements of her challenging new philosophy of “reason, individualism, and capitalism,” which she called “Objectivism.” This novel was to be the capstone of her literary and philosophic career. quote
    Its a simpleton play on words but she represented an objection to communism, which was controversial at the time because commy was intellectually "new" and its motives were not yet percieved. My own take is she was a brilliant light for her times, popularized an extreme noble Hero of the American intention. Only thing missing was "one nation under ___"
     
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    You may as well kill yourself with the shovel now. You'll never get a straight answer.
     
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    Paul, here's a link to a site that is sort of a biography on the life and times of Ms. Rand, as well as information about her philosophy of objectivism.

    http://www.friesian.com/rand.htm

    Her growing up under the rise of stalin and the USSR had more than a little to do with her thought processes.

    Tom

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    Apparently not.......:tongue1:

    I *think* I kinda get it now- objectivismismism means that humans should take satisfaction in looking out for numero uno. Am I right?
     
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    very good read can-can it will open you eyes to the problems in society, and it might even change your life a little bit.
     
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    Responsibility, way large.
     
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    Ayn says "get your commie **** outta here". Gotta love it. :thumb:

    j
     
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    roadnotca's got it. Oh, and road... I'm sure we will meet at some point. We're pretty much in the same city - oh, except you're in the rich part and I'm not... :D
     
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    Can Can, you need to read these two books. they will change the way you view society and yourself. If you can't read them because I said too, then read them to enlighten yourself, And when your done reading both books remember where you were and what you were thinking... you will be forever changed! Really! I was. Most books I read for the enjoyment of reading. Not these two, in fact they were both a chore to read and a pleasure. If nothing else one can incorporate the philosophy into their own work ethic.
     

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