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UK Wants What the US Has Got!

So UK has decided to include ‘Ayn Rand’ to the syllabus of their A- Level students.

Mrs. Rand books and school of thought is regarded as the ‘Bible’ that guides many of the great minds within both the ‘Business & Technology’ sectors, as well as many politicians within the west, and particularly in the United States. But one has to ask why is the UK doing this?! It’s quite obvious; UK wants its own ‘Silicon Valley & Wall Street’, desires to become the center of innovation and wealth, and the way to do that, is to trace back what shaped the thinking and behaviour of the minds behind such phenomena’s; Ayn Rand’s philosophy, so better to prepare the younger minds of the future leaders of tomorrow and to equip and arm them with an arsenal of her thoughts!

Rand’s core idea in regards to her philosophy lies in ‘Self Interest’, which in order to make it somewhat ethical in the eyes of the audience she had described it as ‘Rational Self Interest’, the only thing that one should care about is their own interest. Ayn Rand stands firm beside the philosophy of ‘Adam Smith’.

One more thing about Rand’s philosophy; she firmly believes that ‘Government’ should have less role, and boils down that role to providing ‘Protection & Security’ , one needs to ask then ‘Protection & Security’ for whom and what for?!

Rand is the engine that drives the minds behind the tech and business industry that are thinking now of ways to finally get rid once and for all from the human age labour to robot age labour!

Mrs. Rand has produced a movement and type of thinking that glorifies being ‘Selfish and Unjust’, imagine if those she had assigned as the providers of ‘Protection and Security’ for the millionaires if they too say: their ‘Self Interest’ doesn’t lie in taking the role of the bodyguards of the rich?! Since as per her philosophy, we are all after our individualistic interests! What if the providers of ‘Protection and Security’ just decide that they will not sacrifice their lives for the others?!

In Ayn Rand’s world survival has only to be to the fittest, the rest should just vanish, and you shouldn’t bother yourself of what is happening or going to happen to them, you should only care about your ‘Self Interest’ and never sacrifice yourself for others!

Is Ayn Rand philosophy the only door and path to innovation and wealth, and if so, what will be the implications and impacts on such societies that adopt her way of thinking?

What are the costs of ‘Randism’?

 

Reference:

1-https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/mar/05/new-right-ayn-rand-marx

2- https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/10/new-age-ayn-rand-conquered-trump-white-house-silicon-valley

3- http://www.paulnathan.biz/commentaries/138-ayn-rands-philosophy-in-a-nutshell.html

SMART For Goals

SMART is an abbreviation for a set of terms, which we use to measure GOALS, and they are:

S:Specific

M:Measurable

A:Attainable/Achievable

R:Realistic/Relevant

T:Time Bound

So let’s make a further breakdown to the SMART For Goals.

 

S: Know what you want and where are you heading to, for it will make your journey easier. Alice in Wonderland was asked where is she headed to, she mentioned that she got no clue, the cat she was asking for suggestion replies back to her saying; then it doesn’t matter !

Imagine doing the same, how much time, effort, and so many other things will be like a total waste during such journey to ‘I don’t know what GOAL‘?!

Someone smart once said ‘Be you, because everyone else is already taken’, one has got to know who they’re, what they stand for, don’t try to imitate or live another person’s dreams, life & goals. Your goals must be yours & must be a translation for who you are.

M:Goals got to be measurable, from time to time check progress, assess, evaluate & make necessary modifications.

A: Don’t make a very impossible goal that may discourage you from taking action, or a very easy one that might never challenge or motivate you.

R: Your goal as I said must be a translation of  who you are, whether it’s independent/interdependent goal, depending on your culture, point of view & how you see things(For example Cultures like America/Japan) operate from a unique sphere, one may place much emphasis on the person, the other gives the emphasis for the group.

T:They say the beautiful things about dreams is that they don’t have an expiry date, good for them, on the other hand goals are bound to a TIME FRAME, like taking a course or going to university they have a start & an end date.

PS: Portions here were written for a particular assignment for a course.