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I Am John Galt

i am john galt“The reason to live Rand’s philosophy isn’t that it’s good for the world.  That’s altruism talking.  The reason is that it’s in your own best interest to live Rand’s philosophy.  Do you want to have integrity?  Do you want to devote yourself to creative, constructive work?  Do you want to be happy and wealthy as a result?…We’ll help you by showing you how others have done it, by profiling both the heroes who make our world great and the villains out to destroy it.”

The Fountainhead

So I was faced with one of the most famous books by one of my favorite authors; a book that was published seventeen years before I was born.  Me fear was that my expectations might be too great to live up to.  After all, I have listed Ayn Rand’s book, Atlas Shrugged as one of my all time favorites.

I took some time to select a week where I would have the time to spend with the book.  The Fountainhead  did not disappoint and it pulled me in from the very beginning.  Rand illustrates her belief in selfishness as the fountainhead of human progress through the struggles of Howard Roark, a masterful architect.