Ayn Rand believes in the heroic potential of humans

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Ayn Rand believes in the heroic potential of humans. Although Equality 7-2521 has never hunted  game or cooked a meal, he is a rational man and possesses the capacity to learn. Human beings  have often reached difficult goals under arduous circumstances. They have circumnavigated the  globe, traversed the polar ice caps, and climbed Mt. Everest. Individuals with less genius and will to  live than Equality 7-2521 have survived emergencies and catastrophes. Equality 7-2521's willingness  to face all dangers and to learn new skills reminds us of the human potential. Long ago, Aristotle  defined humankind as the rational animal, and Equality 7-2521 — inventor, independent thinker — is  an example of how much a rational man is able to accomplish by use of his own mind. That Equality 7-2521 sees his face for the first time is significant. He is not one of the faceless 
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