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    Little bit about me... well I moved to MN about 5 years ago to go to the University of St. Thomas. Gave that the ol college try and decided to join the Marines after my freshman year. Since then, I've been in and out of school mostly due to my deployments to Afghanistan and my personal life. I now work as a shift supervisor (and rising) for a corporate security company.
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    A few years ago in high school I read The Fountainhead and entered an essay contest with the Ayn Rand Institute my senior year. After that, ARI sent me a copy of Atlas Shrugged, which I subsequently read. I have always admired Ayn Rand and her philosophy of Objectivism and strive to reflect that in my own life and business.
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  1. Thank you all for the suggestions. I obviously could have worded it a bit different; "talking points" almost makes me sound like a politician lol. I think I just need more time to develop my interpretation of objectivism... and probably find some more literature.
  2. Based on personal experience, there will never be peace, especially in the middle east. For Afghans, war has been a way of life for centuries, the only thing that changes is which nation is going to flex their military muscle for the decade. When I was in Afghanistan and working with the locals, it quickly became evident that they had no interest in peace, and I can't blame them. They are fiercely proud of their providences and will never yeild to a foreign occupation. I could go on for a short story, but that is the short of my take on 'peace in the Middle East'.
  3. I was sitting in the Hennepin county courthouse on jury duty last week and to pass the time, I brought along a book I recently purchased called "why businessmen need philosophy" its a collection of essays on Objectivism and Atlas Shrugged including two essays by Ayn Rand. The book is a really good collection of essays actually. Anyways, I'm sitting in the waiting room and this older gentleman picks up my book and starts looking at it and me, trying to start a conversation. I engage, and he starts attacking me, saying that I have no idea what I'm filling my head with and that I'm not actually thinking for myself if I follow Objectivism. So in my rebuttal, I did my best to explain my interpretation of Objectivism and how I live by it, but got torn apart by this guy. My question is what type of talking points would be good to use in defense of Objectivism when someone tries to argue that Objectivism is evil?
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