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  1. I am a senior in high school now, and I must say that at this stage working in groups is not so bad anymore. Everyone in my classes is university-bound and intelligent enough to do a good job on their part of the project. But I have bad memories of group work in the first two years of high school. When I am in a group, I take the lead from the start. That way I can have creative control and logically divide up the work (I do this fairly equally, but with an eye to ability). Nobody protests because they know that they will also get a better mark with me in control. Generally, my teachers wil
  2. I go with Patton as well. I agree with everything that has been said about him so far, but also wanted to point out that Patton was key in inventing pretty much everything, including the very concept, of modern tank warfare during WWI, when he was in charge of creating then commanding in battle the US tank corps. I highly recommend the book Patton: A Genius For War by Carlo D'Este. Regarding Alexander: I'm not an expert but it seems that his virtues did not extend beyond the purely military. He was an brilliant, aggressive, inspiring leader in battle, but in terms of really being in innovat
  3. For the record: I consider myself an Objectivist. Though I am by no means an expert, I have read all of Ayn Rand's books and agree with everything. A key part is: I am now consistently applying Objectivism to my personal life.
  4. I will answer as best I can. Correct me if I'm wrong. The difference between starting a business with inherited money and stolen money is that inheriting money involves a person freely giving the money to you while stealing money involves violating rights. Theft is wrong because it violates rights, not because it will damage your happiness in the future. It is wrong to violate rights because it is destructive to human life. Productive achievement is a life-supporting action, an enterprise started with stolen money will be tarnished because it was started with a life-destroying action.
  5. In the realm of classical, my all-time favorite is Beethoven's ninth symphony, especially the fourth movement. In the realm of popular music, I worship the Rolling Stones. They are so great. I love their sound, their sense of life, their vigor, the members (by which I mean Mick, Keith, Ronnie, and Charlie)... everything. Other than that, I don't really like any other rock music. I have Rush's "2112", which I like. However, it is more hard rock, and I prefer Stones-style blues-rock.
  6. Hello. I'm 15 years old, in grade 10 at high school. I discovered Ayn Rand/Objectivism over a year ago when I found The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution in my family's library. I am now a true-blue (ARI) Objectivist. My career interest is law, probably business law (which I will practice in the U.S.A.). I'm rather busy with school right now, but I'll log on as regularly as possible. I'll try to get a picture up in the near future.
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