A weed or a wild flower, depends on my mood

Meaning in words…

I continuously add to my list of terms to further define.
Below are just a few:
* dogmatism
* other non-religious definitions
* nihilism

I remember my father describing some of what Friedrich Nietzsche believed, and while most of what he (Dad) said probably went right over my head, I remember being repulsed. So far from what I have read, I don’t have much of an interest in learning more about Nietzsche for my own development, but I have found some the terms associated with him interesting and wonder if having a better general understanding of this and other philosophies will help me with my grand quest of learning to communicate effectively. It’s important to check our own premise, assumptions and bias, as I have found I’ve used some terms incorrectly in the past causing great misunderstandings unless or until I clarify.

Well, learning is never-ending. While doing so – we live. Hopefully most days with a smile. 😉 (Yes, I say so though I’ve been quite a grumpy lately myself.)

“Be moderate in order to taste the joys of life in abundance.” ~Epicurus

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  1. john

    What don’t you like about Nietzsche?

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  2. Elizabeth

    Keep in mind; I was about 11 or 12 when I first heard about Nietzsche. I think my father was describing the Ubermensch and some of the influences to Adolph Hitler and fascists in general. I remember clearly at the time finding the idea that there were a few who were morally superior to the servitude of the “masses� repulsive. It seemed almost fatalistic or deterministic.
    It’s been helpful to read more about Nietzsche as an adult to put his philosophy in context, particularly when studying European history. And that is the extent of my interest in Nietzsche.

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