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  1. On 9/30/2018 at 9:12 AM, rohintest said:

    Overall in employer-employee-customer relationship, you should understand following three things.

    What is Central Purpose of your own Life?

    How exactly is your job contributing to the Central Purpose of your Life?

    How are your day to day activities contributing to  your job and career, in the context of your Central Purpose of Life?

    For e.g. if your Central Purpose of Life is to make medicine more accessible to masses(like Amazon made books more accessible to masses), the job can help you understand the specific problems in market related to the goal. After analyzing these problems you can research and come up with solutions. You can either apply solutions in your current job, and grow. Or switch to better job and apply the ideas in another company. Or start your own venture if you are confident and capable enough. Short term continue to improve yourself and the work environment you operate in.

    You didn't answer the question I asked, but you did answer an important question for me.


  2. I postulate that the right values to hold in music is to appreciate what does it for you, which can be anything. To understand your subconscious better, you should evaluate the ideas it stores that are driving your tastes.

    Example 1: If someone values complexity in music regardless of anything else, are they simply attempting to achieve an irrational value of feeling intelligent?

    Example 2: If someone values simplicity in music regardless of anything else, are they simply rebelling against those who are trying to look intelligent and achieving the value of feeling superior in their humble nature?

    Is there Psychologically healthy Art Appreciation? To elaborate, two different ppl can view the same piece, one in a psychologically healthy manner and another in a psychologically unhealthy manner.

    Also, being honest with yourself in what appeals to you Artistically can uncover great Psychological insights.

  3. 11 hours ago, William O said:

    Welcome! Can I ask what got you interested in Objectivism originally?

    I had a friend who was an Objectivist in Undergrad and he taught me much about it.  I fell in love with Anthem and The Fountainhead.  I especially resonated with The Fountainhead in that I am an Artist myself (musician) and found Roark's unwillingness to compromise his Artistic Vision inspiring. 

    Now, I do think if you want to work in any career and you are not the owner of the place, you must find a place where you agree with their values and work accordingly.

    I love the Independent Pharmacy I work for as a Pharmacy Technician, we value making money,  but we also value our patients and doing what's right by them.

    I also love Rand's concept of Selfishness.  I was very much Altruistic growing up and got walked all over.  Objectivism changed my life, for the better!



  4. I work as a Pharmacy Technician dealing with Customer Service on the phone.  I was wondering about any insight people have in how I should interact with such folks in this context?  My conclusion is that the goal is to serve the customer, in order to make them feel satisfied to sell our product.  


    I get paid (the goal) by selling medicinal products to patients in need (also a goal) to help make my company succeed (also a goal).  In order to keep the customer and make a sale, I must tell them the facts of the medications and focus on keeping them happy; I am there to serve them.


    Insight would be nice.

  5. Most of the claims you make against Objectivism come off as silly to me.  If we don't accept A is A and that our senses are our means of understanding it, it feels foolish to me.


    The fact that you critique Rand's clarity of writing and that it's not Jargon comes off as silly to me as well.  Clarity is good, big words and fancy writing do not help spread ideas, only confuse people's minds.



  6. On 6/19/2018 at 2:22 PM, Richard Lyons said:

    Hello to you too. As far as intros go. I'm not an Objectivist but I'm happy enough to know them and to connect to the aspirational elements of the teachings. I'm not interested in moochers or blaming, just in living the best life I can for myself.

    I'm drawn to the joy of creation in Rands books. Not so into condemnation of others. We haven't got to the dystopia of Atlas yet. And tbh I am fairly socialist too with a small s. I like taxation and don't feel it steals from the rich to do it. 

    Overall more of a Willers than a Galt. Feel most affinity to Roark really although I'm like Keating in wanting to be liked. I admire my wife who plain doesn't care about Joe publics opinion. I always joke that despite the fact I read Rand I think my wife would buy it more.

    People should have the right to spend their money the way they want to.  We should not have a Government parenting us and telling us what to do.  That is what I feel is wrong with taxation and socialist concepts.

  7. Hi,


    My name is Nakulan and I am new to these forums.  I am excited to participate in this community and discuss ideas with likeminded folks.  I have read The Virtue of Selfishness, The Fountainhead, Anthem and a play by Rand that I can't recall the name of at this time.  I plan on reading Atlas Shrugged after I complete The Odyssey which I'm almost done with.


    Thanks for reading,


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