The Rational Egoist

Welcome to my blog. My name is Steve Giardina. I consider myself to be a student of the philosophy of Objectivism, and these are my many thoughts. Feel free to leave comments, as well as your opinions.

"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. But to win it requires your total dedication and a total break with the world of your past, with the doctrine that man is a sacrificial animal who exists for the pleasure of others. Fight for the value of your person. Fight for the virtue of your pride. Fight for the essence of that which is man: for his sovereign rational mind. Fight with the radiant certainty and the absolute rectitude of knowing that yours is the Morality of Life." Ayn Rand

2/6/2004 [Posts] — Steve Giardina @ 5:31 pm

I have not posted on this blog for quite some time, and for various reasons. One of these reasons, is that I have been working on a website with fellow Objectivist David Veksler that far surpasses in scope this little blog of mine. ObjectivismOnline will include a meta-blog, forum (already completed), a chat room, a vast resource of Objectivism-related web links, a lot of essays from various Objectivist intellectuals on many topics, a photo gallery, an art gallery, resources for Objectivism clubs, an eventually a vast marketplace. I am in charge of the content of the website and I will be blogging regularly on the meta-blog there. In addition, we are looking for interested bloggers and essay writers (whether it be submitting previously written essays or writing new ones).

As for this blog, I do not think that I will keep it once ObjectivismOnline is up and running since everything that I have been doing here I will do at ObjectivismOnline but far more of. For those of you who have actually read my material over the months and for those of you who have commented, I thank you. I encourage all of you to visit ObjectivismOnline!

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