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This Explains Why Aaron Rodgers Is Often Described by Teammates as 'Selfish' and 'Self-Absorbed'

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | January 4, 2022 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | January 4, 2022 |


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For the unfamiliar, Atlas Shrugged is a 1,168-page novel written by Ayn Rand that has been read by few but lauded by many. The novel formed the basis for Rand’s objectivist philosophy, which is kind of like Scientology but for Joe Rogan listeners. It’s Paul Ryan’s favorite book if that tells you anything. It proposes that the purpose of life is the pursuit of one’s own happiness — basically the “I got mine” philosophy. It’s a popular book mostly among incoming college freshmen men majoring in accounting or architecture, but most of them eventually grow out of their Rand phases.

Some do not. To wit: Aaron Rodgers on last night’s Manningcast:

Of course, Rodgers would namecheck Atlas Shrugged, because of course he would believe that his own happiness is the moral purpose of his life. That’s exactly who you want as the leader of a team sport, isn’t it? No wonder the speculation about Rodgers is that he is “selfish” and disliked by both players and coaches in part because he is quick to throw them under the bus. It’s exactly the kind of philosophy that someone who would jeopardize the chances of his entire team by lying about being vaccinated would believe in, isn’t it?

Want to know more about Atlas Shrugged? All you need to know is that it is practically synonymous with Bitcoin bros:



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