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Words Exhausted


eternal reoccurrence

not always relevant

mediocre minds

repeating geniuses

 

this fading ink

no masterpieces now

doesn’t mean

they’ve never been

 

what comes after the wasteland

isotopes, different thing, same place

hollowness, searching for meaning

to observe while withering away

 

a plea to the muses

finding a way

to try to cry

“help”

 

artificial metal jutting

out of soft landscapes

 

dripping liquid

breathe orderly

 

recede from

this cliff

 

positivity in

fragmentation

15 replies on “Words Exhausted”

Like I said, you can’t explain his philosophy in “a nutshell”. Labeling ideas into categories such as a type of philosophy defeats the purpose of the subject in its entirety. Some call him an early existentialist along with Kierkegaard. Others call him an individualist. His most important ideas are the death of God, ubermensch, eternal reoccurrence along with others. But none of what I just stated does any justice to “Nietzsche’s philosophy” as you call it. If you want a cursory introduction read the wikipedia article on him or something.

Well, I’m glad that you don’t claim to be familiar with him without understanding his ideas like so many people do. He is the most misunderstood philosopher, for one people often associate him with nihilism, but his determination on man striving to better himself in order to reach uber macht is an antithesis of what he saw as the weakness of nihilistic acceptance of social norms: i.e. the will of the masses as opposed to the individual. He was a very complex individual, a genius in the truest sense of the word. People also think of him as anti-semitic, but that’s just because his The Will to Power was edited and distorted by his anti-semitic sister after his death. I won’t try to go further in detail here but he was basically against the Enlightenment philosophes, democracy, socialism, and ardently anti-christianity. If you want to know a little more read my essay “Protect by the Sword, Win by the Intellect”.

That is basically the question that is posed in the beginning, however, I come to the conclusion in the end that there is positivity in fragmentation. That perhaps that even though originality is rare, there is a more complex form of thought that can take inspiration from many things and still bring fresh meaning and ideas.

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