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THE BIG DIFFERENCE

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THE BIG DIFFERENCE

by Bill Bucko

There are many “causes” in the world today, that demand that you devote your life to them. Christianity is one of the more obvious examples. When I was a child, I was told many times that I should give my life to Jesus (though what benefit he could possibly derive from that, I have never learned). As adults, we’re asked to donate our lives in service to the community, to the environment, to the government, to the less fortunate, etc.

Is Objectivism a “cause”?

Objectivism is fundamentally different.

According to Objectivism, there is no higher value, for you, than your own life. You need an abstract philosophy to show you how to live—to show you that life is the standard, and what kind of action serves that standard. The concrete purpose to be achieved, however, is the living of your own life.

Objectivism does not demand that you devote your life to it. On the contrary. It requires that you devote it to your life.

Copyright © 1992 by Bill Bucko

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Thank you for posting this, I enjoyed it!

It’s very brilliant, powerful and concise.

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You're welcome. "Brevity is the soul of wit," as Shakespeare said.

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