Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead seems far yet. While a lot of emphasis is on the “person” and his / her capabilities these days, the proper moral purpose of one’s life is the pursuit of one’s own happiness seems to be moving farther away.
Media isn’t helping and neither is the political events of the world. With so much consciousness and maturity, the Fountainhead seems to be walking away from reality. This video is the first full public interview of Ayn Rand from 1959.
I first read Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead in the 10th grade and didn’t understand a thing. A few years into my professional life I tried them again and gained some understanding. I hate to admit, I still don’t understand it completely. I get the essence though.
With time and a lot of reading I have a better understanding of Rand’s philosophy of objectivism. All I see around, on internet, news and definitely media is the emphasis on such Objectivism.
But are we there yet? Will Objectivism still have a meaning in a granular & shifting society that we are all embracing so fast?
My biggest question is how will Any Rand define her Objectivist movement in 2020 or beyond?