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Continuing with the story of Dhamma Brother, Grady Bankhead, we find that the early development of guilt within him pays dividends in yet another way. 3,839 more words

Ayn Rand

Be Hard My Heart: The Fountainhead As Guide-Book

When love goes wrong, it’s miserable. But when wrong love goes bad, it’s much worse. Harden your heart like granite and move on. Be cold as ice, if you must. 54 more words

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The Real Jungle Gym

After spending two days of rest in Guanay sipping on ice cold milkshakes, we boarded a long thin boat to travel on Rio Tupuani and begin our exploration of the Amazon jungle. 651 more words

Gap Year

Libertarian women's history month: Isabel Patterson

Isabel Paterson (January 22, 1886 – January 10, 1961) was a Canadian-American journalist, novelist, political philosopher, and a leading literary critic of her day.    She was slight, just over five feet tall, with a delicate taste in food and drink, a deep love of nature, and a nationally famous sense of humor. 3,553 more words

Ayn Rand

My secret lies within this book

My books stand tall on my basement windowsill held by a golden Chinese dragon statue that I once received as a goodbye gift. Their poor pages and small strong words brush against each other to stay warm during this cruel lonesome winter. 284 more words



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I finished! My takeaway, some of which was intended by the author, and some of which was not necessarily intended by the author, is that it is important that we allow people to be independent thinkers, that we encourage and reward skill and excellence, that we do not base our identity and our lives on what other people think, AND ALSO that it is good to have mercy and compassion on the poor, that generosity is a beautiful thing but not something to be forced, and that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves.