Ayn Rand

Posted: October 7, 2012 by kingcantona7 in Uncategorized

It is not in the nature of man–nor of any living entity–to start out by giving
up, by spitting in one’s own face and damning existence; that requires a process
of corruption whose rapidity differs from man to man. Some give up at the first
touch of pressure; some sell out; some run down by imperceptible degrees and
lose their fire, never knowing when or how they lost it. Then all of these
vanish in the vast swamp of their elders who tell them persistently that
maturity consists of abandoning one’s mind; security, of abandoning one’s
values; practicality, of losing self-esteem. Yet a few hold on and move on,
knowing that that fire is not to be betrayed, learning how to give it shape,
purpose and reality. But whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, men
seek a noble vision of man’s nature and of life’s potential.

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