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    Objectivism Is The Everyman's Philosophy

    In the universe, what you see is what you get,

    figuring it out for yourself is the way to happiness,

    and each person's independence is respected by all

  • Rand's Philosophy in Her Own Words

    • "Metaphysics: Objective Reality"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed/Wishing won’t make it so." "The universe exists independent of consciousness"
    • "Epistemology: Reason" "You can’t eat your cake and have it, too." "Thinking is man’s only basic virtue"
    • "Ethics: Self-interest" "Man is an end in himself." "Man must act for his own rational self-interest" "The purpose of morality is to teach you[...] to enjoy yourself and live"
    • "Politics: Capitalism" "Give me liberty or give me death." "If life on earth is [a man's] purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being"
  • Objectivism Online Chat

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things It's time to look back through the positive focus section of my planner for wins of various sizes. 1. One morning after a thunderstorm, I was having trouble reaching my Pinboard account during blogging time. I appeared to be able to reach it from my phone, but not my computer. IsItDownRightNow? helped me quickly confirm that my phone app wasn't using some kind of cached data/the problem was on my end. I appreciated the time saved from troubleshooting, and rebooted our cable mod

    Suppression in Belarus

    By Boydstun,
    Will Putin Save Lukashendo? State Suppression of Press Coverage of the Protests  

    Is the afterlife arbitrary?

    By Severinian,
    I realize that the standard objectivist answer is that the afterlife/reincarnation is arbitrary, but is it really?  After all, we know that consciousness is real, and we don't have the scientific explanation for it yet. Isn't it then at least a possibility that, if there's an entity which contains the essence of your consciousness, that entity might later come into a physical formation that gives you a life as a living being again? 

    Reblogged:Mending Fences at Work

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    I no longer recall exactly how I came across this post at Ask a Manager, but I liked it enough to bookmark it. Explaining that is easy: It reminded me of a personality type that used to give me trouble, and the advice was spot-on. I'll pass it along for the sake of any passer-by who is in the unpleasant circumstance of having a non-boss coworker who constantly tries to issue orders and who starts arguments for ridiculous reasons. You'll have to go the post for specific examples of the advice,

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