I’ve decided to study Objectivism — the philosophy of Ayn Rand — for two reasons. First, the obvious: I agree with most of it. Moreover, I’ve had a disconcerting feeling while reading it: it seemed someone was expressing my own thoughts better than me.
Like the best things in life, I’ve heard about Objectivism by chance. I was in Seattle, WA, training to climb Denali, in Alaska. I had already been climbing Mount Rainier for two weeks, and now all I wanted was to drink beer and relax. I was doing just that when I saw a used bookstore and nonchalantly got in.