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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Warning: Contains spoilers La La Land (2016) is written by Damien Chazelle, who directed a hit film 3 years ago about the an ambitious drum players and his instructor. Chazelle came back to the screen with his La La Land. La La Land is a story about two people in Los Angeles following their dreams. Emma […]
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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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Howard Roark: “I don’t believe it matters to me—that they’re going to destroy it. Maybe it hurts so much that I don’t even know I’m hurt. But I don’t think so. If you want to carry it for my sake, don’t carry more than I do. I’m not capable of suffering completely. I never have. […]
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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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Meet Steven Mallory, Howard Roark’s protégé.
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