• Capstone Project - Novel - Anthem

    Posted by Rena Jackson on 7/20/2019


    Ayn Rand wrote volumes urging people to be selfish.

    What? Aren’t people already too selfish? Just do whatever you feel like, be a thoughtless jerk, and exploit people to get ahead. Easy, right? Except that acting thoughtlessly and victimizing others, Rand claims, is not in your self-interest.

    What Rand advocates is an approach to life that’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Selfishness, in her philosophy, means:

    • Follow reason, not whims or faith.
    • Work hard to achieve a life of purpose and productiveness.
    • Earn genuine self-esteem.
    • Pursue your own happiness as your highest moral aim.
    • Prosper by treating others as individuals, trading value for value.

    At the dawn of our lives, writes Rand, we “seek a noble vision of man’s nature and of life’s potential.” Rand’s philosophy is that vision. Explore it for yourself.

    Objectivism, a philosophy for living on earth.

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