Being a bad boy doesn’t mean one has to be horrible or mean, it means to exercise rational self interest in a profound way. The opposite of being a bad boy is being a nice guy, also known as a second hander. Regarding second handers, this is what Rand thought of them: A [second-hander] is […]
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What is pride? Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value. One obtains pride by never accepting any code of irrational virtues impossible to practice and by never failing to practice the virtues one knows to be rational—by never accepting an unearned guilt and never earning any, or, if […]
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James “Jimmy” Dean is often regarded as one of the greatest actors, but he has only had lead roles in 3 films before his tragic accident: East of Eden (1955) Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Giant (1956) There are many biographies written as well as biopics made about James Dean, so this article is not gonna be […]
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Justice is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake the character of men as you cannot fake the character of nature, that you must judge all men as conscientiously as you judge inanimate objects, with the same respect for truth, with the same incorruptible vision, by as pure and as rational a process […]
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If you tell a beautiful woman that she is beautiful, what have you given her? It’s no more than a fact and it has cost you nothing. But if you tell an ugly woman that she is beautiful, you offer her the great homage of corrupting the concept of beauty. To love a woman for […]
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Rearden metal is the creation of self-made millionaire magnate Hank Rearden, who slaved away in ore mine during his teenage years. His efforts paid off as he eventually bought the mine and began producing steels himself. After years of researching, he created a revolutionary alloy that is even better than conventional steel. But the first […]
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Myers-Briggs is a widely used personality inventory for businesses, interestingly there hasn’t been one done for the characters from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. So I tried to fit the characters into the 16 categories with some characters omitted due to lack of space, take the official test here if you don’t know which type you are. (Ayn Rand herself has been thought to be an INTJ).
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