Question: Every character around Roark looks insecure. Deep inside, I feel all the characters admire Roark, but are not willing to admit it.
My mind always looks for certainty. How can one live with uncertainty, and yet be contended?
(Howard Roark is the protagonist in Ayn Rand’s ‘The Fountainhead’)
Acharya Prashant: Uncertainty is a fact of life. I did not know what question was coming my way, I did not know till the last minute. That’s called ‘uncertainty’.
How do I be certain of anything? To be alive is to be alive in uncertainty. You do not even know whether you would be alive the next moment. And if you would be alive the next moment, you do not know what would come your way.