Saturday, November 16, 2013

In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst

"In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours." | Atlas Shrugged
One of the comments that followed a trolls post on the Ayn Rand page over on Facebook. I happen to wholeheartedly agree with him. (We will assume it was typed from a phone)
Brian Waas said: "reading atlas shrugged now, and even though im only 1/3 the way through it, its obvious that either a lot of these people commenting on this post either did not read it, they read it out of context, or they just don't have the brainpower to understand it. to those of you who argue that the state has total control over you... it doesn't. you always have a choice.. always.. stating that you have no choice is only your way of admitting that your not clever enough to find a way to circumvent the stupidity of those with a rubber stamp. the relationship between state and individual is a game.. but its a game that can have its rules re-written by both parties. or have you never heard of descent in the populous and the forming of a new nation out of the ashes of the old one that just couldn't cope with individuality. saying "I have no choice" is only an excuse to say you don't have the ability to deal with the problem head on, and would rather just give up... that doesn't mean its impossible. dunno where this saying came from, maybe I invented it myself iunno.. but I live by this "never let another judge your potential, based on their ability." if their too dumb to figure it out and they have a degree in engineering, and they cant figure it out,, that doesn't mean its impossible as they say it is with their attitude of "if I cant figure it out it cant be done". it just means they aren't smart enough to do it, and you might be, so don't let them discourage you from your goal, they say it for two reasons, because they literally think its impossible, and they don't want to see if you succeed, because it would make them look stupid for having said its impossible."

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