Ayn Rand, Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom: Ayn Rand

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

Words I live by. If you know me at all you know that when I get an idea in my head there is no stopping me from making it happen. This quote by Ayn Rand felt like it was meant for me the first time I read it.

Now I can not yet compare to Ms. Rand. I have not had a book published *cough* yet. And when I do I don’t think it will be nearly as historic as The Fountainhead was, but a girl can dream. Literary success aside, I admire Ms. Rand for her attitude towards life.

When we were kids most of us had to ask a parent or guardian permission to do things. Either that or get grounded often. I was in the middle of these. I was a good kid (and no I’m not just saying that I promise) but I challenged my mother to try and stop me at every turn.

I wanted to go far from home for college. My mother had no intention of making that easy. But I navigated the FAFSA and the applications and loans and orientations and I made it out. I wanted to stay in DC after I graduated but couldn’t afford to do so unless I got a job, and fast. 1 week after graduation I was officially employed. Allie and I wanted to start this blog, and look at us now!

Now if only I could talk those pesky police officers hidden on the highway not to stop me I’d be set. Just kidding, kind of.

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Words of Wisdom: Ayn Rand

  1. I know you guys don't endorse swearing on your blog, but I fucking hate Ayn Rand. The Fountainhead is on the biggest piles of shit in all of literature. However, she had made one great contribution to the world: http://wonkette.com/415825/thats-objectivist-ayn-rand-in-the-21st-century

    Posted by Rachel | March 17, 2011, 9:30 am
  2. I must say, my biggest issue with Ayn Rand is her concept of a morality that lacks personal accountability and a system that is not only willing but driven to leave the lower classes behind and allow for the rule of money over law and the total cultural immersion into laissez faire capitalism.

    Posted by Boulder | March 17, 2011, 9:41 am

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