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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2011-08-02 16:29
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95% of my journal entries start with the word "I"...hey, I'm an apostle of Ayn Rand, aren't I?
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Mark Whipple
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Date: 2011-08-03 20:41 (UTC)
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I approve!!

Edited at 2011-08-03 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
User: redhotannie
Date: 2011-08-04 14:13 (UTC)
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:)
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Miss K
User: thatblackchick
Date: 2011-08-03 20:45 (UTC)
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I...don't think I knew that about you. This, I do not understand. :(
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
User: redhotannie
Date: 2011-08-04 14:13 (UTC)
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yes, admittedly bizarre but true!
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Miss K
User: thatblackchick
Date: 2011-08-04 23:55 (UTC)
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I'm not trying to start an argument or anything, but I just don't see how anyone can be a disciple of hers so I'm curious how this came about for you. She seems to be rather heartless, cruel and focused on the almighty dollar. What on earth have you found in her writings that made you co-sign on to her philosophies?
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
User: redhotannie
Date: 2011-08-05 03:36 (UTC)
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I find that that's a common misconception about Ayn Rand. Objectivism has very little to do with money, and more to do with the philosophy of how you interact with others and your environment.

To oversimplify it, her basic philosophy, Objectivism, holds happiness is the point of life and that it's moral to be "selfish" - because we fundamentally can't be any other way (taking into consideration that a person can provide for another they care about and it's still a "selfish" act by virtue of the fact that if the people you love are happy, you may be happier, too).

I suspect there's a lot of people who feel as you do, that her books seem heartless and cruel, and I know that Capitalism does play a part in the tenants of Objectivism, but it's complex, and I often find myself describing my beliefs as more liberal than typical Objectivists.
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