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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Finals / The Fountainhead Book Oversight

Finals are coming up and I have not reviewed it yet. The A-s that I labored got is not fading away from my eyesight and gone after I take the final. Please attend my funeral for my grades and then pray for me after, I would appreciate it.

Back to topic, I need to choose a thing to talk about again today and I am losing out of ideas. If I would have organized things that I have to say about and pace it like I care, this would not happen. And because I did not do that, I now am stucked with doing nothing.

Five minutes later... I will talk about the philosophy behind The Fountainhead. Overall, I need to say that this book is super good. This is the first book that showed me how a fiction is able to teach morals and qualities to other people. In this book, the most interesting about it is that it demonstrated the immense power struggle. The power that is demonstrated is how people present themselves and stand up against problems. Because of that, the lack of power in one character is solely because of their own will and lack of passion. From that, the book demonstrated very good power struggle between characters that make you look down at yourself and not blaming others. I learned that phrases such as "It is not my fault", "It is out of my capabilities", and "It's not me" should not be used. There are always ways to become better and just wining and blaming would not do anything well. In addition, the way that characters in the book make bold choices also inspired me. Although these character's boldness is a little bit out of hand and too extreme, it is a very rare and good quality that I look up towards. For example, when the main character is caught in a rough situation in the story, he doesn't blame anyone, he doesn't think its anyone's fault. The character is able to clearly identify that he isn't wrong and that other's are not wrong as well. The character clung on to his ideas as he is sure that he is right while other characters are contrasted and juxtaposed with him. Other characters in the book would have subtle qualities that would suggest they blame issues on other people. And what is passionate about this is that both of those types of people are successful in the story. Although the author didn't intend to include this philosophy as I read her other philosophy books, what I got from the book is that you having the wrong attitude in life doesn't mean you would not succeed. If you like to only bribe your way out of things or use your charm as a shield, the world still strays away for you, but the only downside is that you are hollow inside because you are feeding off from other people's ability and tolerance.

With that being said, I, again, have a stack of homework that I left till the last minute. My summary of the philosophy behind The Fountainhead doesn't even contain any portion of what the book said, but it is my best effort of explaining it within a time crunch(I have hw). To get the most out of the philosophy of the author of The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand, you would have to read one of her novels or non-fiction yourself. Most of her books repeat the same main central concept, so if you are not a book nerd, one book from her would be enough to understand her standpoint.

I highly recommend her books and now I need to do hw (Best outro ever).

Not that anyone would care, but sorry, I ran out of art :(

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