My name is Tom Blackstone. I am the co-founder of the Objectivist Society of Savannah, GA, founder of the Kennesaw State University Objectivist Club, and author of two books on the subject of philosophy; the first entitled Philosophy: What It Is and Why We Need It and the second called The Philosophy of Dating (for women): How to Get A Great Boyfriend Through The Power of Reason.
I am blogging because I believe that human beings can live better lives through the teachings of philosophy.
I first became interested in this subject when I read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead at the age of 18. Since then, I have relentlessly searched for ways to be more rational and to find the best path to achieving a flourishing life.
While I do not have all of the answers, I have learned much during this time period and am willing to share whatever I can with each of you.
In the future, I will be writing about many aspects of life, including: how to be financially independent, how to stay healthy, how to find and keep a loving relationship, and most of all, how to enjoy life and be happy every day.
With each of these subjects, I will bring to bear not only my own experiences, but also the wisdom of philosophers of the past and present. In this process, I will focus especially on the ideas of the ancient Greeks and modern Objectivists, the two philosophical traditions which I find to be most helpful to people today.
If you find that my writing is helpful to you or that it at least gets you thinking about the important issues in your own life, please join in the discussion by commenting on my posts or by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.