How crucial is silence for a mind to be able to concentrate? Can one learn to concentrate better in a relatively noisy environment?
YBrook: Do honest, prominent liberals exist? Should we be focused more on bringing liberals over to the Objectivist cause?
YBrook: What do you make of the vast and growing number of people in the religious right who claim to be inspired by Ayn Rand’s ideas, but clearly and vocally disagree with much of what Rand wrote beyond economics? Do you think this cherry picking is good or bad for the Objectivist movement?
YBrook: Is there anything wrong with advertising and marketing Objectivism and Objectivist thought?
Assuming you will not be subjected to hazing, is there anything wrong with joining a social fraternity in college?
An Objectivist group holds that there is a hierarchy of people who believe in Objectivism but at different stages of knowledge. The lowest has been named beginner, then comes novice, proficient, expert, maestro, and genius. Is this official Objectivist doctrine?
You mention that you thought you were not a good father because you did not set proper limits for your daughter; You had more the psychology of a grandfather than a father due to the fact that you had a child much later in life than is typical. What is it about aging that would cause a man to develop a grandfather psychology despite his knowledge?