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  1. ...Work ethic what would you do with your life? And who is that character?
  2. In Ayn Brand's fiction who had the least amount of work to reach moral perfection? And why do you think that?
  3. On second thought, can a comparison even be made? I know that Capitalism would be run by his constitution/moral principles and not by mob rule/other people's opinions, fears, doubts, whims, delusions, emotions etc. Again, you can find your own way of comparing a person and a particular social system..
  4. How would Capitalism, Mixed Economy, Socialism, and/or Communism act if they were people? And why do you say that? You can even throw in a mixed economy moving towards Capitalism/Socialism/Communism For example since a mixed economy is such a hodgepodge of controls and freedoms I think he would act like a schizo... I think history has shown that as well. What do you think... Would Capitalism act like Mark Zuckerberg?
  5. I can't make full sense of this quote but I like it for some reason... I'm looking for an interpretation that would sound rational even if it wasn't intended to be that way Tupac says, "Though things change, the future's still inside of me" What could he mean by, "The future's still inside of me"? Here is the context of the quote: In this game, the lesson's in your eyes to seeThough things change, the future's still inside of meWe must remember that tomorrow comes after the darkSo you will always be in my heart, with unconditional loveIn this game, the lesson's in your eyes to seeThough things change, the future's still inside of meWe must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark Again, I'm looking for an interpretation that would sound rational even if it wasn't intended to be that way Radiohead also said something similar: "The future is inside usIt's not somewhere else"
  6. Don't say James Bond... I haven't seen a full movie of his but from what I've seen he is too stiff.
  7. For some reason I like Francisco D'Anconia. Are there any books or movies with a main character similar to Francisco D'anconia? It could even be a biography. I think of Francisco as a Super Intelligent, rational and charming guy.
  8. Regarding the Famous and Rich Chef who recently ended his own life: An Altruist would say something like: Money can't buy happiness, as you can see. His job was to enjoy himself and look what happened to him. Help other people and make them happy to prevent tragedies like these. You would want someone to care about you." A Christian would say something like: "It's important to have faith, above all else it's important to follow God and as a result, you will discover a purpose that fulfills you." What would an Objectivist message be to people?
  9. For example, Sometimes I repeat the phrase, "To Say I love you one must first know how to say the I" to remind myself to be assertive with other people.. How about you?
  10. dadmonson

    Are Pick Up Artists Legitimate Artists?

    I know right? If you see a woman you find interesting, just walk straight up to her and tell her so! I guess there is a way of doing this that will maximize your chances with the woman but you can't be compatible with everybody so it is up to her to see if she is interested in you.
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    Are Pick Up Artists Legitimate Artists?

    Curious now, as I don't have a firm grasp on the O'ist view of art. Is there a way for a pick up artist's approach to become a "work of art" in the O'ist's sense? I guess it could be similar to a performance art or no?
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    Are Pick Up Artists Legitimate Artists?

    I guess the term "art" is used to make pickup and everything else you mentioned seem "sophisticated"? By the way, here is the definition of art, according to google and not Ayn Rand: "the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power."
  13. My understanding is that art is suppose to move you emotionally... I don't get "moved", inspired, or excited by watching even the greatest pua's pick up women lol. If pick up is not an art then why do they call themselves artists?
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    Quick Question: What time period was America at it's Best?

    This is off topic but I think some of you guys think that the democrats are for diversity when that is not true. The only reason democrat politicians appear to like blacks and immigrants is because masses of blacks and immigrants vote that way. If there were more immigrants who didn't believe in handouts then best believe the democrat politicians wouldn't cater to them as much. Democrats aren't for diversity they are for spreading their socialist policies... if you come out as a black, Asian, gay capitalist/individualist they feel that you are pro-white and they want to ruin you and your reputation. The latest example being Kanye West. Somebody need to give him Atlas Shrugged.
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    Quick Question: What time period was America at it's Best?

    I just created this thread because I wanted to see if I could get an inkling of what Donald Trump means by "Make America Great Again". It is bizarre to me because it seems like he is asking someone to talk about slavery and how evil the U.S. is. He was probably talking about the period right before Obama but before Obama there was a recession. So what made America great was it's ideals but the people didn't abide by them? How pointless those ideals seem to the average person. Might as well not have them at all? Other countries ridded themselves of slavery without the U.S. constitution.
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