“I want a big life, I want to experience everything, I want to break every single rule that there is. They say ambition is an unattractive trait in a woman—maybe. But you know what’s really unattractive? Waiting around for something to happen. Staring out a window, thinking the life you should be living is out there somewhere, but not being willing to open the door and go out there and get it, even if someone tells you you can’t.”
– The Magnificent, the Magical, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Spot on. Upon watching this show, I immediately recognized its alignment with the trajectory of my favorite Ayn Rand character, Howard Roark, from “The Fountainhead.”
“Do you mean to tell me that you’re thinking seriously of building that way, when and if you are an architect?”
“My dear fellow, who will let you?”
“That’s not the point. The point is, who will stop me?”
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
Les Chemins de la philosophie : Vivrait-on mieux avec les autres en assumant son égoïsme ? C’est bien ce que pense la philosophe Ayn Rand.