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In Which Nietzsche Learns the True Meaning of Christmas


A true Übermensch spends Christmas miserable and alone, as everyone knows.
A true Übermensch spends Christmas miserable and alone, as everyone knows.

Nietzsche's doctrine of Amor Fati, to love one's fate, meant that a chief task in our lives is to affirm life and love one's destiny. He believed life to be deterministic, but we could not give in to nihilism or despair, and should love what must unfold. His own life was filled with hardships and disappoints, to say the least. He had constant problems with his health, multiple rejected marriage proposals, and as the comic shows he suffered a mental collapse and ended life in the care of his sister. She edited his final work, The Will to Power to suit her far right politics, and Nietzsche's ideas were used by the Nazis to justify their dominating the Earth. Nietzsche, of course, would have hated this. He wrote against both anti-semitism and nationalism in his life. The challenge, of course, for Nietzsche would then be what he thought was the challenge for all of us: to nonetheless love his fate.

Nietzsche's doctrine of Amor Fati, to love one's fate, meant that a chief task in our lives is to affirm life and love one's destiny. He believed life to be deterministic, but we could not give in to nihilism or despair, and should love what must unfold. His own life was filled with hardships and disappoints, to say the least. He had constant problems with his health, multiple rejected marriage proposals, and as the comic shows he suffered a mental collapse and ended life in the care of his sister. She edited his final work, The Will to Power to suit her far right politics, and Nietzsche's ideas were used by the Nazis to justify their dominating the Earth. Nietzsche, of course, would have hated this. He wrote against both anti-semitism and nationalism in his life. The challenge, of course, for Nietzsche would then be what he thought was the challenge for all of us: to nonetheless love his fate.

Philosophers in this comic: Friedrich Nietzsche
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