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Who Held Up The Sky?

I  walked into a therapist’s office, once,  and said, “I feel like Atlas; like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders…” In ancient greek mythology, Atlas was the primordial Titan who held up the sky. 320 more words
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Childhood's End- The End of Creativity and Romantic Realism

Childhood’s End is a science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke about demon-like aliens arriving on Earth to form an utopian world at the expense of the creativity of individuals. 381 more words

Examples

A Message on Ayn Rand, Compassion, and Individualism vs. Collectivism

A user on reddit posted a question to the subreddit, /r/askphilosophy, which I reprint below. I have also reprinted my response in a private message below that. 1,176 more words

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Review: Atlas Shrugged (Read Along (#AtlasRAL) - Part Three)

It’s the summer of the chunkster! A group of us decided to read Atlas Shrugged (#AtlasRAL) this summer and we have hit our last milestone which was to complete the book by August 15th. 367 more words

Bookish Talk

Having Integrity Is Hard

“Integrity is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake your consciousness, just as honesty is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake existence—that man is an indivisible entity, an integrated unit of two attributes: of matter and consciousness, and that he may permit no breach between body and mind, between action and thought, between his life and his convictions—that, like a judge impervious to public opinion, he may not sacrifice his convictions to the wishes of others, be it the whole of mankind shouting pleas or threats against him—that courage and confidence are practical necessities, that courage is the practical form of being true to existence, of being true to truth, and confidence is the practical form of being true to one’s own consciousness.”

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