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Ayn Rand's Philosophy Has Changed The Way I Think
India Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shanu A
Ayn Rand's philosophy has affected the way I think about everything. It is the almost startling and refreshing style of stating the truth that caught me. I have tried to imbibe precisely that. Another thing that Rand taught me was to question. Everything! I am not afraid of that anymore, says Nishaad Rao.

Nishaad Rao was a Finalist in “The Fountainhead” essay contest run by the Ayn Rand Institute. Read his essay . Shanu A interviewed him for the Liberty Institute.

 

 

Shanu A: How did you come across the works of Ayn Rand?

 

 Nishaad Rao: My father gave me The Fountainhead to read, and I started it thinking it was just another novel about the struggles of an architect. However, as I read on, I realized that I was holding something very special in my hand – something that had to have far reaching implications.

 

Shanu: What impact she has had on your intellectual development?

 

Nishaad: It is hard to describe – as her philosophy has affected the way I think about everything. It is the almost startling and refreshing style of stating the truth that caught me. I have tried to imbibe precisely that. Another thing that Rand taught me was to question. Everything! I am not afraid of that anymore.

 

Shanu: What is your favorite book by Ayn Rand?

 

Nishaad: The Fountainhead. I wouldn’t say Atlas Shrugged because I don’t think I understand it in its entirety.

 

Shanu: Who is your favorite fictional character in Ayn Rand’s novels?

 

Nishaad: Hank Rearden and Gail Wynand. Rearden and Wynand are both creators, but both have one flaw. The way their cha

Author : Shanu is a student based in Calicut, Kerala. His blog is http://memorymaniac.blogspot.com/
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