The VirtuousAnd others
are proud of their modicum of righteousness,
and for the sake of it do violence to all things:
so that the Earth is
drowned in their unrighteousness.
Ah! how ineptly cometh the word "virtue" out of their mouth!
And when they
say: "I am just,"
it always soundeth like: "I am just-revenged!"
virtues they want to scratch out the eyes of
and they elevate themselves only that they may lower others.
And again there are those who sit in their swamp,
speak thus from among the
"Virtue - that is to sit
quietly in the swamp.
We bite no one, and go out of the way of him who
and in all matters we have the opinion that is given us."
And again there are those who adore attitudes,
and think that
virtue is a sort of attitude.
Their knees continually adore,
hands are eulogies of virtue,
but their heart knoweth naught thereof.
And again there are those who regard it as virtue to say:
"Virtue is necessary";
but, after all is
said and done,
they believe only that
Thus Spake Zarathustra
"Men are considered free so they might be judged
A madman runs into a marketplace
"I seek God!
I seek God!"
action provokes laughter from the men in the marketplace,
who, do not
believe in God.
In jest, they ask the madman whether God is
hiding, or traveling on a voyage.
With piercing vision,
the madman confronts his tormentors with this
"God is dead.
God remains dead.
have killed God."
not wanting to know what is true.
Everyday life brings the most instructive
punishment hardens and
numbs, it produces obstinacy, it sharpens the sense of
strengthens the power of resistance.
All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth
come only from the senses.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct
him to hold in higher regard those who think and act alike than those who think
and act differently.
From 1880 until his collapse in January
1889, Friedrich Nietzsche led a wandering existence as a stateless individual,
writing most of his major works during this period.
symptoms of Friedrich Nietzsche's breakdown, as evidenced in the letters he
sent to his friends in the few days of lucidity remaining to him, bear many
similarities to the ecstatic writings of
Nietzsche's letters describe his experience as a religious breakthrough and he
rejoices, rather than laments.
A paper published
in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica reconsiders the insanity and death of
philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who is commonly thought to have died of
The story of Nietzsche having caught syphilis from
prostitutes was actually concocted after the Second World War by Wilhelm
Lange-Eichbaum, an academic who was one of Nietzsche's most vociferous critics.
Jewish intellectuals at the time were keen to demolish the reputation
of Nietzsche, who they claimed came up with the concept of the "Superman" to underpin Nazism when in fact
the idea of the Chosen People started in
In the late 19th century more than 90 per cent of those with
advanced syphilis rapidly declined and died within five years of diagnosis.
Nietzsche, in contrast, lived for another 11 years.
The authors of the
new study published in published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica suggest that
Nietzsche died of frontotemporal dementia a type of dementia that
specifically affects the frontal and temporal lobes. Other studies of medical
records suggest that Friedrich Nietzsche almost certainly died of a
slowly-developing brain tumor.
"Nietzsche was not anti-semitic or a
nationalist, and hated the herd mentality," said Prof Stephen Houlgate, a
Nietzsche scholar at Warwick University. "If this new research gets rid of
another misconception about him, I'm
Friedrich Nietzsche was
heavily influenced by
Arthur Schopenhauer theorized that
humans living in the realm of objects are
living in the realm of desire, and thus are eternally tormented by that desire (this
parallels the dharma of Siddhartha
Gautama). That drive was defined by Arthur Schopenhauer as the inherent drive
within humans beings, and indeed all creatures, to stay
alive and to reproduce.
Arthur Schopenhauer believed that through
art the thinking individual could be
jarred out of their limited,
individual prespective to feel a sense of the universal (metaphysics)
Nietzsche's hypothesis of the human condition to some
extent left out the
social engineering variable by assuming that the herd is willing to accepts
its role - most of the time they are born into it and quite simply see no other
way. There most definitely is a pecking order mentality in that people will
agree with powerful personalities in the hope of currying those people's favor
and many willing ride the force of these people's personality wave regardless
of moral concerns.
That is due to the fact that these individuals basically owe their
increased material wealth and power to their
lack of empathy which gives them an operational advantage.
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