| Robert, duly noted and corrected, thankee.|
Michael, sweetie, dear, darling, honey...lol. Sorry, I can never pull that off, even as a joke! There is a difference between men being in touch with their feelings and such, and surrendering their manhood. (Their was an episode of FAMILY GUY where the father, a crude, oafish pig, has to attend sensitivity training at work, and comes home acting like a woman. His wife likes it at first, then longs for him to be a man again.)
As for being gay and feminine, c'mon...
As for Objectivism and the self-help movement...yes, I thought about that, and can't deny a connection. I think, though, that it was more the influence of Nathaniel and NBI than any aspirations Rand had to being a guru. Rand was more interested in portraying her ideal man than running a business. To the extent that she did have self-help ideas (a philosophy for living on earth), they were a secular alternative to religion and statism, the original "self-help"
scams. The danger comes when the would be guru wants to perpetuate the need for their services, or centralize their ideals. It shouldn't be What Would Jesus Do?, or What Would Roark Do?, or What Would Dr. Phil Say?.
(Edited by Joe Maurone
on 9/25, 10:57am)