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  1. I didn't say Objectivism is excessively negative, I said Objectivists were.
  2. Yes, that's it. This attitude of "identifying enemies" and "fighting a war" is what is excessively negative. How can you be fighting a war and still be happy? I thought Oism was not about doing battle but about living your own life in a rational way. Fighting this "cultural war" as you call it implies that others who live irrationally can somehow stop you from doing this and must therefore be fought and stopped. We know that irrational people cannot stop rational people, they only act toward their own destruction.
  3. Hello, this is my first post on this forum, although I have been lurking for a while. This is an interesting topic about happiness and Objectivism, because on the whole I have found that many Oists to be excessively negative. It is this excessive negativity that caused me to cancel my subscription to The Intellectual Activist. I don't know if this is due to the disillusionment many find with the world because most of the world is in conflict with Rand and her philosophy, but has anyone else noticed this? Can anyone address this?
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