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I've heard it said so often! I even have acquaintances who attempt to preach, in solemn notes, the ideology of the above said lady. It's appalling I must admit. Such people should be debarred from the breeding-cycle altogether!
Yes, I've read a bit of her work.... It's what I refer to as obsessive compulsive disorder. It's fascinating how someone can write like that.
It's even more of a shock when you see how many people can lap it up and turn reclusive with absolute lust for her ideology. She starts off on a specific note, she goes on, then you flip the page, and find that she's still going on.... You shut the book, then nudge it off the edge of the table. It falls to the floor and falls open randomly to some page. You pick it up and look at it and Whoa!! The skies be damned, she's still hammering on about the same darned thing!! How lousy can one get!?
Frankly speaking, I'd say her ideas are great, she's got a mind, definitely!! But she lacks the ability to churn beyond mere words. She relies too much on tentative detail.
Still, I believe the modern generations of today require just this. And Ayn Rand is one person who's been able to give it to them. I'm sure she knows and understands this fact very well. (why else do her books exist and continue to sell as they do?) :o)
Having read more than my fair share of authors and done more than my fair share of research on the people of art and literati, I've come to the conclusion that todays generation does'nt fill a gap, it makes a huge void that needs a phenomenal amount of pseudo-space to fill up.
Detail can be brought into the picture beautifully. Bland is the current taste of the generation. How sorry it looks.... Actually, it is a sorry scene! Ayn Rand has filled a void. A void of megalithic proportions, a void that stands as a display of our generations inability to think for ourselves. Rand is not at fault here. She never was! The fault is that of societies inability to bring up it's fledgling properly. Not giving them the freedom of creative thought, barring them from the intellectual growth that only the self can give.
By brooding over Cricket and Movies, India has managed to effectively turn itself into a paranoid, touchy and utterly dull population. Our populations rise, and they shall continue to do so even past a time where birth-control is made into a law. On the one hand, we have illiteracy, on the other, we have extreme brilliance. We have people who are so brilliant, they can narrate the Oxford Advanced Learners dictionary backward. We've got specialists in so many fields. We've got the IIT crowd that are so incredibly awesome. But what of it? They fall face-down in marshy soil every time they're confronted with the real world.
They might be geniuses, they might be great people, but they are absolutely "ZERO" when it comes to being able to think fr themselves! Ask them a question, they'll reply like a bolt of lightening. They'll even tell you where they learned the answer that they just gave you. They've read and mugged up enough data to put them in that position. But when you ask them to stop and think for a moment, they'll stare back at you dazed. "What is think?" They honestly don't know what it is, let alone how to do it!
Poor poor mankind, it's doomed!!
You notice of course, that I don't say I am doomed, also, I don't say We are doomed. Procrastinate about that! :o)