Ayn Rand was a novelist and philosopher. She wrote exceptionally great novels in a style that she classified as "romantic realism." She also created her own philosophy, which she coined "Objectivism." Her philosophy has had a significant impact on the lives of many and has had an influence on the culture and politics of our country.
Objectivism is Ayn Rand's philosophy for "living on Earth." It is a philosophy of rational self-interest. With regard to the five main branches of philosophy, it can be summarized as follows:
Life is a process of self-sustaining goal-directed action. (Yes, we have a sensor of humor.)