Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by chasingbrahman
She worshiped him because he had the ability to not care about others....She praised his psychopathy....normal people do not do that. Do you admire
Dahmer for his ability to kill and torture people?
No, I don't admire Dahmer for his ability to kill and torture people. Do you?
I'm not sure what that question contributed.
But, moving on, you must understand that Ayn Rand saw all of us, not just you or me, as being somewhat restricted by our own sense of obligation
toward our fellow man. Many of her writings, The Fountainhead especially, examined what it is like for someone with an incredible gift to deliver
that gift to the world, all while wading through their real and imagined interpersonal dynamics. It can stifle free thought and all but end the
creative process. You see, it wasn't that Ayn admired an ability to kill without remorse - she simply admired a mechanism that could temporarily free
one from the impending doom of that one thought that has gripped us all at one time: what will everyone think?
Haven't you ever admired one trait of a person you would otherwise condemn, given that power? Or, would it be more accurate that, for you personally,
one negative characteristic or behavior holds within it the potential to judge one as human trash? I'm not baiting here - some folks are very black
and white, so to speak. And I can relate with this mode - it isn't too long ago in my past. But the grey, man. It's all around us.
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