Over the weekend, I wrote the first draft of an essay on Nietzsche and Rand (with quite a bit of Epicurus mixed in for good measure). Since I'm pretty much a first-draft kind of writer (followed by light editing), this puts me ever closer to letting go of the ladder of my early Randianism by completing all of my projected essays on Ayn Rand and Objectivism. Over the last few months I've written a number of these essays, some of which have been gestating in my brain for years. Now I have only to finish an essay comparing Rand with Kurt Gödel and to write a paper on Aristotle and Rand.
I'm on the top rungs of the ladder, and I'm looking forward to letting go.
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