How many have read Atlas Shrugged? comments?

@dbhattji (2507)
India
June 26, 2007 2:28am CST
How many have read Atlas shrugged, what did you think about its philosophy. Do you think that every one must tow their own weight, the weak should not be encouraged to become lazy but try their best instead of being dependent on others?
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Atlas Shrugged is one of my all time favorite books. Ayn Rand philosophical novel has captured my imagination, and her wonderful, larger-than-life characters my heart. It is well-written, fast-paced, and with enough twists to rival a mystery novel to keep us reading. Even though it is categorized as a work of fiction, Atlas Shrugged is really a book showcasing Ayn Rand's Objectivism's philosophy. A critique of the communism belief, it espouses the virtues of a pure capitalistic society and the dangers of a culture where the weak smooches on the abilities and strengths of the few. It puts on the perdestal the ego, not as false pride, but an honest assessment of one's one abilities. My favorite is the famous speech about money, disagreeing with the popular belief that money is the root of all evils. To truly savor the power of her writing, I recommend that everyone should read Atlas Shrugged and not be content of what other people say about the book without experiencing it firsthand.
@mattic (282)
• United States
9 Sep 10
Isn't it amazing to see how "prophetic" Ayn Rand was? Everything she witnessed in Soviet Russia shaped her view of what was going on around her and provided incredible insight into human motivation. This book should be required reading for every high school student.
@navtech (1776)
• India
26 Jun 07
I did not read Atlas Shrugged. From your discussion I am able to understand your question. Yes every human being should tow their own weight. Yes, week should not be encouraged to become lazy but weak must do little to show that they are trying their level best to avoid being dependent on others.
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
27 Jun 07
If you think this way and you like to read books then you must read atlas shrugged - it is a fat book but I got so enbrossed that I read it in two days.
• India
20 Jul 07
Atlas Shrugged is not just abt week and the lazy..it about the clever who want to bring the world down..it about how u think and ur ideas for life
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@coolsid2007 (1030)
• India
13 Feb 10
I think its a great book and Ayn Rand has nailed it perfectly, her theory of Objectivism is perfect Person who performs charity in a way does it because he feels great about it or atleast good about it being done and helping the poor, but on the contrary the fact is still a fact, how long is that charity going to help that poor or weak people of the society, If Curiosity is mother of invention then Laziness is mother of all failures, weak and poor are monetarily or mentally but they have their own objective and they don't leave any stone unturned until they get to their objective. Its kind of a long term goal vs. short term goal, i am absolutely against charity, not because i can't or something but more because i don't see how it helps
• India
6 Jul 09
am readin atlas shrugged now..have almost finished 75% of it..its concept is differnet and really gr8..i havnt even finished the novel and it has already inspired me a lot....
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
I have read Atlas Shrugged but philosophically, I preferred Nietzsche and his superman. Cheers!!