1.) Do you believe that there is value in emotion, passion, love or generally having faith in others?
2.) Do you believe in a set of moral principles in which sometimes it is appropriate to value the impact your decisions have on others?
3.) Do you believe that humans have a capacity to do good towards others and not be self-centered? Such as your parents or friends?
4.) Do you believe that it is an injustice for some individuals (ie Paris Hilton) to have excessive wealth while millions are born into poverty and die of hunger or illness?
5.) Do you believe that there is room for government in at least some scope to help protect the vulnerable or sick and ensure those born into poverty have a better chance at the same opportunities that many take for granted? (ie public schools, scholarships, healthcare)
Are these values mutually exclusive from the idea of self-sustenance or a sense of independence and accomplishment? Are these values shared by society as a whole because humanity does consist of caring people who are not only interested in themselves? And is Objectivist arguments which try to defend an entire philosophy with a few rational points relevant to the ideology as a whole or is an ideology judged by the weakness of its exceptions?
Discuss. And no you don't have to agree to all 5 to disagree with objectivism, you only have to agree to one.