Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Intelligentsia Library

You must have read the Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand..Well, if you haven't, then don't fret..Very soon, you too might join the ever-growing list of it's passionate readers. It's pretty amusing how quite a bunch of them actually read the book so that they can exhibit their pseudo-intellect. They evoke 'brilliant' conversations about it and depending on how they wish to be recognised, they either conform to the popular opinion about the book or attempt to shock by giving a drastically different view. I'm trying hard here to not be completely disdainful of the followers of Ayn Rand's novels..After all,I'm one of them too:) Eventually, the book has transformed into a symbol representing all those accomplishments which some truly possess and some pretend to.. Unfortunately for the latter, if the majority decide to turn their backs to that quality, they'll have a tough time trying to reverse the effects of their 'pretence period'. Don't interpret my words as an expression of dislike for this lot..I am as fond of them as I'm of Donald Duck.