Atlas Shrugged is a book I finished reading yesterday. I started reading it more than a week ago. I entered the challenge of reading 25 books this year.
The above was my second book. It has 1168 pages, there are more than 588 words on each side. The spaces between the lines are very narrow, as a result I read the same line twice. You could say it’s my mistake and not the author’s .
I found there was a lot of repetition and there were long speeches in the book which were almost more than ten pages. No one recommended this book to me I heard about the writer and was curious. I bought the book and felt the only way I’ll make myself read it was if I enter a challenge.
Now that I’ve finally read the book, I’d be honest and admit I will never read a book which took so much of my time, in return I learned very little from it.
This morning while reading a novel written by Ayn Rand , I stumbled on these lines:
“A nation must think of its neighbors before it thinks of itself.”
These words suddenly woke me up, I thought how wonderful this thought is, but can this be possible, has there been any evidence that this is the way nations think?
I’m not thinking from a political standpoint but as a human, who is tormented to witness all the atrocities committed by stronger nations against their weaker neighbors. As I happen to belong to one of the weaker nations, I tend to think why is there no justice in this world?
When the universe was created, did the creator ever think what sort of a place it would be? Perhaps not or else some restrictions would be placed on humans: such as stop taking land belonging to weaker nations, I think the consequence has to be mentioned as well.