Message to FaceBook Users

Dear FaceBook users,

I imagine that most of you will close my blog without reading it. Of those of you who read a post or two, I imagine that my views will not be valued by most. Whether you agree with my points/philosophy/rants or not, however, I hope you’ll take the time to comment, and to put your own ideas forth.

You have probably figured out by now that this blog is not your typical commercial venture. I have paid to advertise it to you on FaceBook only because I want to create dialog among those who value reasoned dialog on the harsher realities of life.

If this is of value to you, as it is to me, I hope that you will add a link to https://reasonmrsmith.wordpress.com on your FaceBook profile in order to attract like-minded people to come here and engage in dialogue.

Thank you for your time.

29 Comments

  1. Posted November 18, 2007 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    I ran across your site by chance while I was on my Facebook profile, recognizing a picture of Ayn Rand and thinking that your page was a Facebook group or something.

    Thank you for the clip of Roark’s speech in court. I have the movie, but haven’t seen it in awhile. Honestly though, isn’t it all better on paper? I don’t know about you but I enjoy reading Rand’s books much more than watching them on screen.

    As to your post detailing your random thoughts about people, I agree with most of it. Maybe all but the religion bullet. I believe that religion has much to offer people as long as they don’t get too fanatic about it. That said, I just wanted to let you know that there is someone else out here who is a grown-up and who appreciates finding others like myself. 🙂

  2. reasonmrsmith
    Posted November 23, 2007 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    Thanks Chalese.

  3. Nik
    Posted November 24, 2007 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Hey there Mr.Smith!
    I was also drawn in by the Ayn Rand photo. I love her writings and I’m intrigued by her objectivist philosophy. So far, your blog is an interesting read. I’ll be sure to comment on a few of the posts. And yes, it would be nice to engage in some intelligent dialogue every so often with people who understand the concepts that make the world go round.

    Cheers!
    Hope your facebook advert draws lots of attention.

  4. nkershner
    Posted November 25, 2007 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    ayn rand expanded my mind and gave me a clearer view. and for that i am eternally grateful to her brave soul.

  5. Lana
    Posted November 26, 2007 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    Here is how I feel: you found me!
    Haha
    🙂

  6. Tawny
    Posted November 28, 2007 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    I noticed the picture of Ayn Rand when I was on my Facebook and I read the caption “Join the Ayn Rand club everyone is doing it.” That amused me so I clicked. I like your posts. I liked the religion one best. The majority of people spend too much time focusing on the ideal that some “god” gets to judge you and decide if you are going to be eternally damned or not. For some reason I never bought into being judged. I live how I want to happy and content. I remember as a child I was told about peer pressure and all the things I would be faced with as I grew up. Peer pressure is like religion it only exist if you want it to be there and want something to blame all your problems on.

  7. Thai Blackburn
    Posted November 30, 2007 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    Hello Mr. Smith,

    Thank you for your refreshing blog; however, I have a few suggestion of how it may be improved. Let’s not just come here (to this blog) to talk, but perhaps use this blog as a catalyst for action. Let’s use this site to not just talk about philosophy, but to discuss what actions we take as individuals, innovators and creators are taking. I was wondering what it is that you do? I think that it would be quite refreshing to hear what other people do as well? Is anybody else out there actually becoming a Roark, Rearden, or Galt?

    I am a 21 year old architecture student going to the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. I love to design and create. I am currently investigating how to create architecture that expresses the heroic accomplishment of mankind that makes architecture possible. Frank Lloyd Wright has been the most valuable figure to me as a student in learning how to create. As a student I have created a relatively small amount of value that the rest of the world could visibly recognize, but I plan to create large amounts of value using architecture and design as my means. What are others doing to create value? What are you doing? What can you do today that would help accomplish this?

    Those are just some of my random thoughts, hope you all enjoy.

    Thai

  8. Ali Kat
    Posted December 2, 2007 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    Yup yup, followed from Facebook. Pretty cool blog, and I usually don’t read blogs too much. I agree with the above poster that we should get examples of how we are building our own success on here. I myself have been trying to get into grad school for a subfield of biology. Definitely sucks having to put your rise or fall into others’ hands. Can’t wait to get past that phase. In the meantime, I do a little bit of wealth-generation on the side so I can eat or have a place to live. Some people might call me a cubicle monkey. I call it “puttin’ in my time.”

    We need a world where people don’t give up on heroism.

  9. Franky Boom Bats
    Posted December 7, 2007 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Nice!

  10. Amber Moonrising
    Posted January 6, 2008 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I only recently found Ayn Rand, and I am so very glad that I did! I would love to read that even more people have thoughts outside the box that we call gvmnt now! The mass confusion running ‘big brother’s’lands ….well, you know the dribble and guff.
    Thank you for your courage to step up and not cower to the masses, Equality 7-2521.^-^

  11. Mitchell Shanklin
    Posted January 10, 2008 at 4:53 am | Permalink

    It took me far too long to realize that I could just click on the “More Ads” link rather than repeatedly refreshing the page to get Ayn Rand’s picture to come back. It is great to see other young people who read and appreciate Rand’s ideas. It is kind of difficult to relate to people in the same way after reading her. Expect to hear more from me.

  12. Mitchell Shanklin
    Posted January 10, 2008 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    Didn’t even notice the second line of your ad. “Everyone is doing it.”
    You crack me up.

  13. John Fountain
    Posted January 17, 2008 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    I’ve become more and more a fan of Ms. Rand and I’m glad to be in contact with others that have found value in her writing and her life. Thank you-John (Phoenix, AZ)

  14. Posted January 26, 2008 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Good idea to use that facebook advert to get people to your site. Ayn Rand taught me many things, to sum things up it was to shut the f@!k up, stop bitching about the things that stand in your way and accomplish what it is that you want. The accomplishments I make are mine, and the failure to accomplish is also on me. Unfortunately this is too much pressure for most people and they crack, putting even further pressure on their more capable peers through the violent use of government. I’ll be adding a link…

    Sean

  15. shaun
    Posted February 2, 2008 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    This should fun

  16. Joshua Bradley
    Posted February 7, 2008 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    I once was VERY much a devotee of Ayn Rand.

    I don’t know, I guess as you grow up, you begin to realize that things aren’t always that simple. It’s a truism, and ad hominem, but I think it’s true.

    Still like her literature though!

  17. Favela Cranshaw
    Posted February 10, 2008 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Ayn Rand had a term for people like you: second hander.

  18. Posted February 13, 2008 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    I am glad I finally hit your pic of Ayn Rand on facebook. I read her books in college in the ’70s and they meant a great deal to me for a lot of reasons.
    I dis-proved some of your remarks above by spending over an hour on this site. Very interesting and you are a very good writer.
    Thank you for the Ayn Rand videos, I really enjoyed them.
    I will link you and I will return……
    Regards,
    David

  19. Posted February 16, 2008 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Great Blog. Thanks.Searching for my next meal…
    Cla

  20. charles
    Posted March 7, 2008 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    Ayn Rand saved my life or rather gave me the tools to save it myself. I have been returning the favor to anyone that wants to listen ever since. I am still pursuing the heroic life. Thank you for this site.

  21. Posted March 21, 2008 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    when i saw your ad on facebook i thought it might be like those google ads that try and guess what you’re interested in because i had recently mentioned atlas shrugged in a comment to someone, and honestly i laughed when i saw underneath where it said “join the ayn rand club, everybody’s doing it” or something of the sort. but after reading the first two posts i was hooked and i read everything on the first page. specifically this sentence: “The problem is simple: The electorate has formed strong and sometimes educated opinions without the benefit of objectivity and reason, and they have the power to turn their opinions into law thanks to the democratic process.” i had just gotten into a big argument with someone about basically that exact problem, although i didn’t have the words to describe it as well as you.

  22. Posted March 23, 2008 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    I think it’s hilarious that your ad reads “join the ayn rand club – everyone is doing it.” Haha.

    You say you advertised on facebook because you want to create a dialog with like minded people, have you accomplished your goal? I’ll admit that I’ve only read a few of your blogs and watched a few videos, but you seem very interesting. I think you should tell more about yourself. ?

    BTW, I have been a nut for Ayn Rand ever since my father gave me a copy of The Fountainhead in high school. I’ve read most of her work (all of her fiction, and much of her non fiction). A friend just gave me a first edition copy of the Fountainhead and I am longing after her published journals (or notes, or whatever they’re called).

    Anyways, nice to sort of meet you….

    -c

  23. Andrew Zeidell
    Posted March 25, 2008 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I am a facebook originator and I saw Ayn Rand’s face so I came to check it out. I just finished reading Anthem and have started AtlasShrugged. I think her philosophy is quite amazing and ingenious and I love the video you have put on here. Thank you for taking the time to advertise on facebook.

  24. James Jones
    Posted March 27, 2008 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    dear facebook users who do not like to read:

    go to http://thoughtaudio.com/ and download anthem, by ayn rand. it takes about two hours to listen to.

    dear everyone else:
    there’s some pretty good free stuff on that site.

  25. Posted June 11, 2008 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    I was drawn in by the Rand photo. Your blog looks interesting, so I’ll read it. Feel free to read my blog as well.

  26. Poster
    Posted June 21, 2008 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    As a Utilitarian, I despise Rand’s philosophy; it’s just plain incorrect. However, when I saw “Join the Ayn Rand club – Everybody’s doing it!” I had to click the link, just to see what was up. : P

  27. Posted June 23, 2008 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    Objectivism. There are too few people who use reason in our society. I think society will continue to interfere and restrict the freedom of its citizens until they have taken away so much of the incentive to produce that people simple stop producing.

    Currently they take a large chunk, and each year they dilute the money supply making the fruits of ones labor worth less and less.

  28. Sarah Stewart
    Posted June 27, 2008 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Do you happen to have a mailing list? It’s most likely on this page and I’m just not looking hard enough.. I really like your writing, very original and well thought out. By the way if I see one of those faces one more time I may stab myself.

    ^-^ lolz. For sure.

  29. Posted July 7, 2008 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    I don’t remember now, but I got to your website maybe through facebook. I think you do have a good blog. I hope to come back and make comments of your ideas.

    I have to admit I didn’t read your blog on Ayn Rand or watched the videos, perhaps because I already have some idea about her philosophy. Fountainhead was the very first novel I read, but God thru Jesus Christ changed my mind. The first comment I posted is my first public comment about the philosophy of Ayn.

    Thank you for your website,
    Dan


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