|Oh, quit picking at him, Jason... |
What does Ayn Rand mean by a 'benevolent universe'?
That the universe is kind in its balance (she extends the language of human dealings to cosmology, that's about is close as she ever got, and it's kind of backwards).
This speaks to sense of life. The universe is a friendly place. And, in order for it to be friendly, it must cycle through itself, there will be things that happen that people don't enjoy (pain). That, by the fact of existence, it is friendly (good). It speaks to mindset- what if you don't think that? You'll be a miserable son of a bitch.
Of everything I ever read by her, I like that the best. It means she wanted people to be happy (happy is something anyone can recognize, its universal in that way)
Getting dangerously close to spirituality, which might make Jason start scratching his balls funny.