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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Egoist, from a different perspective...

Philosophy is the easiest science to preach but the most difficult to follow.There are many topics in it about which people talk,one among them is The man's Ego.
We,in all circumstances,been valued higher when our ego is at its lowest, that i believe is the preaching which have been pouring upon us from time immemorial,and from anyone we pass-by.
My unawareness of any possible person to upheld Ego came to a stand still when i read the novel The Fountainhead. Here, i saw a new possibility emerging in an aspect which was till now resented when in possession.
For now, an egoist is considered the self-centered, who has a beginning and an end in himself. Here,Ayn Rand has made the egoist a protagonist and through which made to unravel our myths over Ego.
Egoist is an independent entity who looks into himself for all of his deeds,this makes him the Borrower of none.
The above theme is held to state the importance,of being such introvert, in the growth of mankind.He always stands at the beginning of any new glory cast upon mankind,and the rest live upon it and reap its benefits.
Let me give you an example that ascertains this thought. Copernicus,Kepler and Galileo, all stood for the theory of Heliocentric(Sun as the center of universe), even though the church was incredulous.They stood by their Decisions and Findings, after their extensive study on the subject which till then considered Geocentric theory(Earth as a center of universe).These findings made us evolve into a new world which we live in today.There were life threatening situation faced by them in-order to convince their fellow dwellers of earth, who believed that Earth,the godly creation,should be rightly at the center and the rest to revolve around it.Faith took over astronomy,which often is intermixed to have a remedy for a problem.
The above-mind you, its not the only example-has gotten us in a fix now.To be or not to be-an egoist.
An Egoist,always stands by his choice and never changes his reason,both of which are made through an extensible and exclusive knowledge.This makes him independent from the crowd who always make their choice looking into others and live by others, Borrowed reasons,hence making them second-handers(a word from the book).
When in assistance of others for all our choices and reasons,we live a life which would be less satisfying and completely ignorant of our own self,whereas the Egoist thrives on the satisfaction of his choices.It is this,which makes us synonym ego with selfish and adamant,which otherwise,according to this frame of mind are completely independent.
Going back to the example, none of the people who believed in heliocentric universe were selfish, in order to achieve fame, nor adamant to change their decision for the sake of faith.They merely presented it based on their studies.

So the conclusion....

This thought,of egoism,is to be dealt in every one's own perspective and to be judged upon as to when our Ego should not be surrendered.One should realize that our Ego-in keeping our choices and reasons intact-should be used to think in a way that is unique to ourselves and live by that, and not changing for the sake of the mob.
Also, it should not be aimed at destruction of anyone else nor force to bring out changes in others. Ego should be self-kindling trait in one's mind.

Ayn rand brought out angry reactions for this presentation,but this work of literature stormed the world and also swept me off the floor.Her philosophy has not ebbed even today and people follow knowingly or unknowingly on her foot-steps.

I hope with this article I have ignited in you the necessity for a different outlook...

Until next time.. ADIOS... 


  1. Wow.. Nice article on a difficult topic. Great beginning.. The article looks like the work of a professional writer. Keep it up.. I would like to read that book.. :)

  2. Thank u sir :) yea, do read that book.. its just awesome... :)