One of your listeners started her question with, “You truly are a hero of mine.” Is this a pleasure to you? Or do Objectivists think a hero shouldn’t be a real person but an ideal?
If romantic love and sex essentially involve shared values of the soul, why is physical attraction in this realm such a powerful factor?
Why was the concept of man-worship not covered in OPAR? Isn’t it central to Objectivism?
Suppose one happens across a person who acts to destroy lives, like Hitler or a serial killer, who is himself in a life-threatening emergency. Would the Objectivist ethics hold it as immoral for one not to rescue such a person?
How much would you pay for an absolutely guaranteed 25 additional happy, healthy and successful years of your life?
I was in a relationship with a man who says he loves me for those values which I regard as my highest. When I first met him, I saw nothing of value in him, and I still don’t, but he loves me. How can he love a person who embodies a set of values which are in opposition to his own?
I love a girl who says that she looks up to me more than anyone else in the world because I model the values she desires. But she doesn’t feel a “spark” with me and so she is unable to love me romantically. Is it possible to deal with this situation objectively?