I stared into the abyss. Friedrich Nietzsche

Abyss

i stared into the abyss

Be robbers and conquerors as long as you cannot be rulers and possessors, you seekers of knowledge! And when it smashes this framework to pieces, throws it into confusion, and puts it back together in an ironic fashion, pairing the most alien things and separating the closest, it is demonstrating that it has no need of these makeshifts of indigence and that it will now be guided by intuitions rather than by concepts. Did a golden mouth appear in a bonfire and scream the date of your own death at you? It makes one strain one's eyes all the time, and in the end one finds more than one might have wished. It speaks to the very impulse to improve and grow, and the negative, diametrically opposed impulse that interferes. The most moral man is he who sacrifices the most to custom. Becoming an airman means that you create your philosophy, floating over the landscape of existence in a metaphysical hot air balloon. Thus, to express it morally, this is the duty to lie according to a fixed convention, to lie with the herd and in a manner binding upon everyone.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

i stared into the abyss

Undoubtedly, the compound nature of the statement applies to other areas of life as well, where the compulsion is exposed in human behavior: Those who point fingers at others, judging their behavior, get addicted to making such decisions for people. I see different motivations and meanings in the quote. One might invent such a fable, and yet he still would not have adequately illustrated how miserable, how shadowy and transient, how aimless and arbitrary the human intellect looks within nature. I do not agree with any of your writers on it as a subject because they have not faced it directly or they would not discus it in such an academic manner. The days had shortened and night came swiftly. I know from experience that intensely studying philosophy can detach you from common-sense. In allem Reden liegt ein Gran Verachtung.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

i stared into the abyss

Nietzsche was particularly attached, like most philosophers, to the primacy of consciousness. Send your ships into uncharted seas! The types of activities which are available for me at the moment, are determined by the society in which I have been born into. Managers are contempt with , but philosophy seems to consists of an infinite array of finding the truth behind reality. Niemals war die Welt mehr Welt, nie ärmer an Liebe und Güte. As a result, of course, philosophy itself is banished from the university altogether.

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you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into

i stared into the abyss

His analysis of Christianity basically told him social forces tend to go too far well before the problem they are overreacting to abates, and then to continue going farther. The other maxim, on the contrary, requires that the educator should draw forth and nourish all the forces which exist in his pupil and bring them to a harmonious relationship with one another. His leap took great philosophical courage as it requires him to doubt everything he thinks he knows. I stand often enough at the abyss of my soul, asking that same question, looking down into the dark crevices where the black monsters dwell on the bottom. I must have clear skies for months, else I get nowhere. Diese Inquisition war damals vernünftig, denn sie bedeutete nichts Anderes, als den allgemeinen Belagerungszustand, welcher über den ganzen Bereich der Kirche verhängt werden musste, und der, wie jeder Belagerungszustand, zu den äussersten Mitteln berechtigte, unter der Voraussetzung nämlich welche wir jetzt nicht mehr mit jenen Menschen theilen , dass man die Wahrheit, in der Kirche, habe, und um jeden Preis mit jedem Opfer zum Heile der Menschheit bewahren müsse. First, he who obeys the law most frequently, who … is continually inventive in creating opportunities for obeying the law.

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Staring into the Abyss: An Introduction to Philosophical Base Jumping • The Horizon of Reason

i stared into the abyss

Denn dächte man sich einmal diese ganze unbezifferbare Summe von Kraft, die für jene Welttendenz verbraucht worden ist, nicht im Dienste des Erkennens, sondern auf die praktischen d. Aber die Menschen selber verkehren sehr verschieden mit diesem ihrem höheren Selbst und sind häufig ihre eigenen Schauspieler, insofern sie Das, was sie in jenen Augenblicken sind, später immer wieder nachmachen. Relative to personal aesthetics, Wagner won, classical notions of restraint have just become less prevalent. This drive is not truly vanquished and scarcely subdued by the fact that a regular and rigid new world is constructed as its prison from its own ephemeral products, the concepts. It is the misfortune of active men that their activity is almost always a bit irrational. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned over again and again—and you with it, speck of dust! We should, for example, assess and honor a painter according to the highest vision he was able to see and portray.

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I stared into the abyss and I could have sworn it stared back at me, but then it tilted it's head and looked at the person behind me. How do I prevent something so awkward from happening again? : fifthworldproblems

i stared into the abyss

. On the other hand, if one works as a manufacturer, one knows how produce certain kinds of things activity and viewpoint. Indeed, it is only by means of the rigid and regular web of concepts that the waking man clearly sees that he is awake; and it is precisely because of this that he sometimes thinks that he must be dreaming when this web of concepts is torn by art. He does this so that by shattering and mocking the old conceptual barriers he may at least correspond creatively to the impression of the powerful present intuition. Particularly, I think it is why he bothered to publish 'contra Wagner'.

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Abyss

i stared into the abyss

The reverence due to it increases from generation to generation. What we find in them is merely an expression — and a masquerade — of a profound weakening, of weariness, of old age, of declining energies. These days, if a man still attacks and crushes opinions with suspicions and outbursts of rage, in the manner of men during the Reformation, he clearly betrays that he would have burnt his opponents, had he lived in other times, and that he would have taken recourse to all the means of the Inquisition, had he lived as an opponent of the Reformation. This is to make what is quite rare and extremely derivative, the organic, which we perceive only on the surface of the earth, into something essential, universal, and eternal! Thus it is we who impress ourselves in this way There is no regular path which leads from these intuitions into the land of ghostly schemata, the land of. Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on, there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions.

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