I Was Changed By Atlas Shrugged

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    Such A Powerful Piece Of Literature.

    I picked up my copy of Atlas Shrugged a little over a year and a half ago. In that time I've read it four or five times, every time adding some new insight about myself, or the world. It just makes sense to me, that the world is not a place to cower down in fear at, to be lost...
    djhawc djhawc
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2010

    Not Afraid

    Also, Atlas Shrugged gave me the courage to speak up about my beliefs. It astonishes me to see how much altruism is really seen as the ideal here in the US.  I'm not afraid to share my views on what I believe any more. I used to not bother, not only because I knew it wouldn...
    alalife alalife
    22-25, F
    Sep 13, 2008

    Finally, a Name For What I Believe.

     It took me several attempts to read Atlas Shrugged.  I first heard the name Ayn Rand from a mentor that I used to have (technically still do, just not active).  Anyway, said mentor had me read "This Is John Galt Speaking". Just this speech alone said...
    alalife alalife
    22-25, F
    Sep 13, 2008

    I'll Never Be The Same As I Was

    I just am finishing the novel and i have been profoundly changed by what i read in it because this is the way i have always felt as far back as 1952 when i was a small child and somehow that thought has always been stifled sometimes by myself and by almost everyone that i have...
    positronium positronium
    Jul 11, 2010

    Atlas Shrugged Experiance

    I just finished the book.  I believe in large part with it's message.  I'm a member of a group of about 25 that talks about the world as it is and as many in thegroup believe it should be.  I am one of only 3 that confront the postings submitted by the groups leader.  He's a...
    soappy soappy
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jul 19, 2011


    wonderful, wonderful.  :)  What more can I say?
    mj915 mj915
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 30, 2007

    In the book there is saying- we must always

    reach the best within us. What do you think that means and how does this affect your daily life/philosophy?
    riderbike90 riderbike90
    22-25, F
    Nov 5, 2014

    I Look At Things Differently

    And I haven't even finished it yet.
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns
    18-21, F
    Sep 14, 2007

    I Will Revoke the "Sanction of the Victim" .....

    Sanction of the victim: "the willingness of the good to suffer at the hands of the evil, to accept the role of sacrificial victim for the 'sin' of creating values." I WILL SHRUG! I will not allow evil to prevail, rather I will adopt and adhere to John...
    ready2shrug ready2shrug
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Nov 1, 2008

    Nothing but a thinly disguised political manifesto

    My ex gave me a copy of Atlas shrugged and I read it. It was a serious ordeal and I skipped 60 pages at one point, but I still count it as a technical victory - I took a shortcut, but I still got to the end. This isn't a proper novel. It's a thinly disguised political manifesto...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Mar 2, 2011

    Going Galt Anyone?

      Read it (Atlas Shrugged) years ago and forgot ... until now! Began reading it again. Milton and Rose Freedman’s “Free to Choose”is another good read. Going Galt = voluntarily reducing your income (on or off the books) so as to not pay more tax than...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    11 Responses Apr 6, 2009
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