A book that shook my life
by TomArrow |
I read this book because I had read Atlas Shrugged from the same author. Back then, I adored the author as something of a goddess and expected to read nothing less than simple truth.
Ayn Rand has a cold, unemotional style that appeals to me. She says what is right and she says why. In Atlas Shrugged, it is all about capitalism and the moochers that live off the work of honest businesspeople. That book positively changed my life.
Yet The Fountainhead stirred up a lot of conflict in me which did not let me go for over a year.
For once, starting to value capitalism had led me to accept the doctrine that money buys what the buyer wants. Maybe it appealed to me simply because I used to be much of an obedient nice guy in life. Finally I thought I had the justification to not question anything. And why would I? If my boss pays, I do not care what he pays me for, I just do the stuff and am grateful. Also, if you read Economics In One Lesson, you will find many reason…