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    Objectivism Is The Everyman's Philosophy

    In the universe, what you see is what you get,

    figuring it out for yourself is the way to happiness,

    and each person's independence is respected by all

  • Rand's Philosophy in Her Own Words

    • "Metaphysics: Objective Reality"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed/Wishing won’t make it so." "The universe exists independent of consciousness"
    • "Epistemology: Reason" "You can’t eat your cake and have it, too." "Thinking is man’s only basic virtue"
    • "Ethics: Self-interest" "Man is an end in himself." "Man must act for his own rational self-interest" "The purpose of morality is to teach you[...] to enjoy yourself and live"
    • "Politics: Capitalism" "Give me liberty or give me death." "If life on earth is [a man's] purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being"
  • Objectivism Online Chat

    The Logical Leap by David Harriman

    patrik 7-2321
    By patrik 7-2321,
    I´ve read the first chapter and I really like it so far. The introductions were great and the first chapter I´m still chewing on but it has really "expanded" my mind as to what is possible in thinking really. I think this book will be really valuable for my education overall. I´ll post more about it as I go on. What´s your opinion on the book, does it live up to your expectations? How? Does it have any flaws or anything you disagree with? Talk about it!

    Elon Musk

    By Tenderlysharp,
    Tesla - Automatizing electric cars, and semi-trucks.  A self-driven car will become as rare as having a horse.  SpaceX - A million people to Mars.   Solar City - Enough energy hits the earth in one day to supply all our power needs for a year. Giga Factories - Lithium Ion Batteries. The Boring Company - Travel 200 miles per hour, in underground tunnels.  Funded through merchandise sales.  A Boring Flame Thrower anyone? Star Link - Access to high speed Internet anywhere Open AI - Working to ensure safety in quickly advancing Artificial Intelligence technology. Is AI our greatest existential threat? In 2008 Elon Musk's companies were nearly bankrupt, he put everything he had into keeping them afloat.  Today these companies are developing work environments that foster thousands of the best engineers to live up to their potentials and make exponential breakthroughs in their fields.   What are your thoughts?

    Greetings from New York

    Enlightenment Now
    By Enlightenment Now,
    Hey guys, I've considered myself at least a student of Objectivism since reading The Fountainhead in high school. I'm a psychologist so I'll mostly spend my time in that area of the forum. Hopefully this will be better for my sanity than getting into arguments in my head while scrolling through Twitter.  

    Reblogged:Lighten Your Load by Doubling It

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    About a year ago, I worked my way through Barbara Sher's I Could Do Anything if I Only Knew What It Was. I highly recommend this book and, by way of illustration, will present an example of the kind of advice she gives:
    I like this particular strategy because the book is about achieving very important goals -- the kind that can be derailed by such mental barriers as emotional baggage, defense mechanisms, and mistaken premises -- and demonstrates a way around them. In this case, we see that one can play two major goals off on one another in a productive way.

    To say I found the book loaded with insight and useful advice would be a gross understatement. On top of that, I have to advise anyone interested in the book to at least read every chapter, even when you don't think it really applies to your case. Sometimes, those chapters still have ideas that might be useful in other situations, and sometimes you will be surprised to find something that actually does apply. One such chapter helped me understand a kind of error I'd made several times, and the realization hit me like the proverbial bolt from the blue. "Holy crap!" I remember saying.

    I am grateful to Barbara Sher for having written this book and recommend it without reservation to anyone wanting insight into how to achieve any major, long-term goal.

    -- CAV Link to Original

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