Who was Ayn Rand?
Important Events in her life
Early LifeBorn on January 20th, 1905, in St. Petersburg
Taught herself how to read at age six
Reads the Mysterious Valley
Discovered that she wanted to be a writer at an early age
Witnessed first shots of February revolution
Discovers the work of Victor Hugo to escape the civil war
She moves around Europe (Ukraine, then Crimea)
Reads Aristotle's work during high school
Graduates from Yevpatoria High School in 1924
Returns to Petograd, attends the university there
Enrolls in state Techicum for screen arts 1924
She marries Frank O' Connor, and shortly after becomes an American citizen
Publishes Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, along with doing many other writing projects/screenplays/jobs.
She receives an honorary doctorate from Lewis and Clark University
After giving a few final lectures, completing the last page of "Atlas Shrugged" teleplay and publishing Introduction to Objectivism Epistemology, she dies on March 6th, 1982
Everything is set in stone by facts, and not by one's wishes or desires.
Someone can achieve certainty by using reason- logic, sense-perception and concepts. It guides a person to the path of successful action, and gaining knowledge.
Instead of someone's life being owned by the nation, family or state, that person belongs to themselves, alone. Interacting with other people is simply a trading of moments and memories between people.
Protecting an individual's right to form new ideas and being successful in one's own effort should not be limited.
It could be controversial to some people because there are many different ideas that people would not normally think about. Worrying about themselves only, thinking of self gain constantly and using facts alone can be a little weird to other people.