>"What is good? Whatever augments the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself, in man."
Take the Nietzsche-pill
Stop procrastinating and begin your healthy life today!
>"What is good? Whatever augments the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself, in man."
Take the Nietzsche-pill
>Gratitude flows forth incessantly, as if that which was most unexpected had just happened - the gratitude of a convalescent - for recovery was what was most unexpected. 'Gay Science': this signifies the saturnalia of a mind that has
patiently resisted a terrible, long pressure - patiently, severely, coldly, without yielding, but also without hope - and is now all of a sudden
attacked by hope, by hope for health, by the intoxication of recovery.
God returning to strength feels fucking good.
Bite off the head of the snake that’s strangling you. Laugh like you’ve never laughed before.
and fuck like a god damn retard
How does one fuck like a retard?
Ask him about his mother.
Was Nietszche the original IST edgelord? IST researchers say: it's possible.
He says to live in such a manner that if a demon told you that you were to repeat your life infinite times exactly as it went the first time you would be happy. How many people say man I wish I could play that game for the first time again? He was the original gaymer.
Shit I've never thought about that analogy to games or shows, so that would be the kind of sentiment to long for
i fucking love post-modernism!11111111111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't see the point in reading another mans thoughts. I will follow my own path.
Most Nietzsche-pilled anon of the thread
Nietzsche is very thought provoking, you can gain something from reading his work. Nietzsche is all about growth and becoming stronger, I don’t think he’d disapprove reading his own work, that’s what reading him does.
I don't need thoughts, I have my own. I need Action and change in the physical plane.
Sure, Nietzsche too admired men of action, he’d probably encourage you to do just that. Reading him can be a profound experience though, for me atleast it was.
You clearly haven't read Nietzsche lmao
Okay, what was wrong in my assessment?
All of it. Also, you know it's true: you haven't read any of his books.
Kek I have. I suspect you on the other hand haven’t. Nietzsche literally says himself he admires men of action.
You can pretend, but we both know you haven't.
That second sentence alone makes it clear you're some NEET who reads Nietzsche quotes to feel smart without engaging with his thought in any meaningful way. Yea bro, Nietzsche totally wanted you to be an alpha male ubermensch, that was his deal!!!
based on what is written in this thread you seem more like the person you are accusing the other anon of being.
Yea I should post bland 2 sentence self help and say "that's totally Nietzsche bro", that's what every Nietzsche scholar does!
>the other anon
Lmao nice rp
Well, I am not pretending. I’m saying reading his work was a profound, fortifying experience, the maxims in beyond good and evil and certain passages in zarathustra in particular. I do believe I gained something from reading him. Not a NEET either, LOL.
Gj name dropping 2 works that shouldn't be read first if you want to get anything out of them, but you didn't read them anyway so it doesn't matter.
>That second sentence alone
Seems like an accurate summary of Nietzches ideas to me.
>Strong good weak bad plus you're stupid.
I can't think of anything else he had to say.
If you think that's an accurate summary of Nietzsche you're retarded.
Correction. I can't think of anything else he had to say and neither can you.
Curuous, you're gonna be a troll and spit in the face of people just trynna have a genuine conversation without any effort of good-faith on your part?
>I don’t think he’d disapprove reading his own work,
This is at the very beginning of The Will to Power.
Hehe, will to power was his last book, basically compiled by his sister? Anyway, he did publish all his works prior to that, so looks like his mind changed somewhere along the way then.
People have that ability
The Will to Power is kinda like a modern post-humous album. After Nietzsche was dead, his mother and sister (both of whomst Nietzsche had less-than-wonderful things to say of) inherited his estate, including all of his notes and unfinished writings. Going through all of his notes and writings, WtP was made. A lot of the time, the writing is horribly distorted - a seemingly singular paragraph is often made from things that had nothing to do with one another but that his mother/sister thought looked like they went together, so his writings would be altered, blanks created and then filled in, to give things the (false) appearance of having always-already been that way.
It's kinda like having listened to 2PAC's post-humous albums without ever bothering with 7 Day Theory
I think he mentioned somewhere that reading his works is pointless because what he says are the "words of gods" that he himself doesn't understand and if a reader claims that he does understand what neitzche means then he's wrong because he is a mortal and not a god
So he's a channel and a fool?
>Nietzsche is all about growth and becoming stronger
lol no, in every work he goes on about peoples who are inherently stronger and greater than others
and that the mass of men and entire races are born twisted weak and broken and its over for them from the beginning
>lol no, in every work he goes on about peoples who are inherently stronger and greater than others
His entire magnus opus is that everyone has the capacity to be the stronger man, you just have to choose the freedom of chaos and pain over the chains of comfort and escapism
>t. petersonfag whos never read nietzsche and interprets tsz is a self help book
it would be better if you never learned to read
t. last man
Even mentioning peterstein tells us all we need to know about you.
Why so sour? Nietzche’s full of kino moments even for a casual reader like me.
Just another schopenhauer doomer, ignore and move on
you mean, like IST? This is escapism? Then why does it feel so painful to caught in the IST loop..?
Then why are you here?
This is pure, triple-distilled, midwit cope. This is the response of a man who has been BTFO by many a /fitlit/ user, and has spent hours pacing in his darkened room trying to find an excuse to why his aversion towards reading ACTUALLY makes him smarter and better than you!
Here's the answer to your bullshit cop-out: you don't read philosophy to make your worldview a carbon copy of the author's like a 14-year-old reading Nietzsche or a 25-year-old ISTcel reading Aurelius, you read it to challenge your own. In reading philosophy, you steel the views you hold that are good, and cull the ones that are bad. Philosophy is the distilled thoughts of wise men who have spent lifetimes tempering them. You are not smarter nor better than all of human history. You remain weak and unchallenged.
Nietszche ia philosophy for pseudo-intellectuals. Read Kierkegaard, Plato or Kant.
What does reading Kierkegaard can provide to someone?
Chuck destroys Nietzche with his book and movie
>but fight club is satire!
It still completely undoes Nietzches entire philosophy and ironically, fight club is what Nietsche philosophy would look like if realized.
"The Superman Cope" is the most embarrassing and childish theme in philosophy, religion, and occult practice.
Alistar Crowley did it too and he was a literal shit eater.
It's a philosophy for dumbasses.
You can be a soldier and pursue power and all its forms, but don't delude yourself that you are some superhero or some bullshit.
yep your, critique via insulting is not childish at all
what is even greater than self overcoming? It's basically lifting in a nutshell, you put on more weights every time you go
>You can be a soldier and pursue power and all its forms, but don't delude yourself that you are some superhero or some bullshit.
you dont understand the slightest what a soldier is, it's someone who feels duty to defend his country and take commands, its the furthest thing from powerhunger (in contrast to politics)
nice quads, i read fear and trembling, the first part really grabs me, it's analysis of the story of Abraham, and that whatever he would do differently would have made him weaker, and it makes you wonder how far we have wandered from the ideal man of faith(how little leap of faith we take)
For me it provided a greater ideal to live up to, and a path to it
You aren't an immortal super god.
Superman Cope is embarrassing and childish.
You can do whatever you want in life but we all return to the void we came out of in the end.
That's what makes Tyler Durden better than Ubermensch. Tyler isn't trying to be superman unlike childish copers who consume too much comic books and anime.
>muh political hunger for power
Chuck P. (author of fight club) visited a high end hotel (the kind mega celebs go to) and a cook in the hotel recognized him cause the cook was a huge fan of fight club. The cook told Chuck that Margret Thatcher (that high powered politician from a generation ago) had eaten his cum five times without knowing it, just like the chefs molest the food in fight club. True story.
There's your political power bro.
and why would you expect that fightclub author didnt get a fat load of cum in his meal aswell? Dont you expect that he spoke the same words to Thatcher? Why would he be exempt? I bet he masturbated to some Fightclub scenes
Just in case you were implying that fight club author is some kind of ideal/guru
I didnt even read will to power, just zarathustra, and some parts of gay science. (which he didnt even collect himself but his sister while he was in a mental hospital). And as i said before its not about power but overcoming obstacles in your life and living life as journey. Selfovercoming and selfanalysis being the main point, and that is what he encourages and pushes to extreme, which might be too far. But his pillar is individualism, where you need to be accountable for yourself or if you let it, others will be accountable for you hence they have power over you
i look up to people like Elon Musk, and some other engineers
>i look up to people like Elon Musk, and some other engineers
oh no it’s retarded
I ejaculated in margaret thatcher's food so she never got to rule britain and fuck its economy for a decade #PoliticalPOWER
Who is actually the childish coper
The fact that you think the Uberman is talking about the garden gnome superhero Superman shows how much of a dribbling retard you are.
Provide the better alternative then retard
Discard all philosophical bullshit and adopt the insect thought entirely oriented around acquiring material results through relentless and mindless repetition.
Matter over mind.
Does hoarding money and financial assets count?
Yes, but its kinda like how jeff bezos gets all the amazonbucks and most of the insect workers are lucky to shit themselves in a diaper for 15 an hour
"Material results" also includes pussy and all the other good stuff that can be acquired through effort and skill.
Consider the actual utility of your financial hoarding.
>utility of your financial hoarding.
It just feels so good sitting on a growing pile of cash and investments. Not being bothered by unexpected expenses and having the freedom of buying nice things when I feel like it is great too, so I guess I’m not hoarding 100% but most of the time that is the case. I guess some day I’ll leave my assets to my kids, and the cycle continues.
Doing great then.
Achieving results that actually benefit you physically and psychologically, instead of being a pseud philosopher about your "mental state" or worrying about "being a real man alpha Chad" is the essence of Machinism.
Second guess dumping money on your kids. Very few people can handle a pile of cash they didn't work for. It's why most lottery winners end up broke or dead shortly after winning. Your kids must value the money or have dreams and plans of how to use it to accomplish real goals.
Brad pitt was an edgelord with a chip on his shoulder from becoming overcome with the sad passions of modern society. Unable to overcome the sadness of capitalism, he decided he'd make his own recreation of it: unfettered, unregulated fighting amongst people with no reason to want to fight one another other than hating society, and wanting to bring about the acceleration of the capitalist collapse he saw as inevitable ('the banks are going to (metaphorically) blow up our society, lets (literally) blow them up')
Fight club is the nothing-actually-matters nihilism that Nietzsche warns about: that people, overcome by the sad affections, become the suicidal instinct of capitalism (modern society) themselves
Thus spoke zarathustra unironically saved my mind
Fuck the chains of expecting something at the end, fuck the goals of modern society, fuck expectations
I do thing because they make my soul feel good.
>Why lift bro? Women don't care anyway, it's all about money...
Because i like it
>Why don't you start a company bro, start dropshipping!! Gotta buy a lambo, what are you doing studying?
Because i like it
This is how life is meant to be lived, not by chains of dogma, but out of pure spirit
Nietzsche just tells you to enjoy yourself. He lived in the advancement of modern industrialism in germany, at a time when he saw thr german people as abandoning values that once made them great to sell their souls to the modern factories of mass-production. The loss of value of the small craftperson, who created great, unique products teeming with creativity and uniqueness in the face of the mass-produced goods of the factory upon which people would gluttonously overconsume. When even Christianity turned itself towards economic production, its extensive tendrils dug in throughout society added a new demand: be obedient and submissive not only morally, but also your entire life for the purpose of economic growth as you abandon your independencies to become dependent upon the capitalist
>This is how life is meant to be lived, not by chains of dogma, but out of pure spirit
Absolutely fucking based
I could maybe buy in to Nietzsche if he lived any of that.
But he was a shut-in and incel.
A larper of the highest degree.
He was just about basement dwelling troll with the fortune to be born before the advent of the internet and videogames. If he was born a century later he'd be shitting himself and screaming at 12year olds in a fortnight server.
Never take advice from a guy who doesn't lift.
dude literally just walked around all the time and attended public art displays wtf u on about
He was a medic in the franco-prussian war. I don’t think incels go to brothels either. Incels stay home.
I, too, was once 14
You lost that fierce and lively mindset and are proud of it
14 year old tier thinking, muy cringe
No DO NOT take the Nietzsche pill.
Nietzsche plays on the repressed man's psychology. He supplants real power and achievement with fantasies of power, rich prose and emotional screeds. Real power is different from what Nietzsche (and almost all of philosophy) describes. As far as physical power is concerned, performance and health outweigh everything else, even aesthetics, which is incidentally what Nietzsche valued most in physical pursuit. Which of you are powerful in other aspects of life? Have Nietzsche's teachings ever led to real power in anyone's life? No.
Read and discard. Don't get carried away by his words.
You morons really gatekeeping fucking Nietzsche of all things?
>take the nietzsche pill
>dies as a virgin with mental illness while ranting about stuff indians wrote 1000 years earlier
god what a fag
Gleaning wisdom from Scooby's old youtube videos is leads to better insight than reading the outdated tomes of the intellectual self-masturbators of yesterday. Scooby built his own plane and retired early, he never married some lazy skank and had copekids. He is the real deal.
Love me sone scooby, been binging his videos for the past few days. So much pure advice, the worst thing IST ever did was turn their backs on him, he is the true paragon of what IST stands for. Not roidfags like Zyzz or Rich (still love him) or decrepit scammers like Rippetoe
Couldn’t stand listening to him for more than five minutes. Why is he topless so often? Looking at his physique it would be better he didn’t display his body publicly.
Well it was maybe 5+ years when I tried watching him so his age partly explains his looks then. Is that why he does it? Train like me and you’ll look this good as 50-60 year old?
Yeah, he has 3 properties in california, is rich, a plane, gay buttsex, great physique, is an engineer or some shit, ... He made it in every way.
Nietzsche is profoundly based. I've read all his shit and for the benefit of my illiterate fit brothers (at least half of you), I'm going to drop some of my favorites from my autistic quote collection.
>Nature is not immoral when it has no pity for the degenerate: on the contrary, the growth of physiological and moral ills among mankind is the consequence of a pathological and unnatural morality. The sensibility of the majority of men is pathological and unnatural. Why is it that mankind is corrupt morally and physiologically? - The body perishes when an organ is altered. The right of altruism cannot be derived from physiology; nor can the right to help and to an equality of lots: these are prizes for the degenerate and underprivileged. There is no solidarity in a society in which there are sterile, unproductive, and destructive elements-which, incidentally, will have descendants even more degenerate than they are themselves.
>The Christian movement is a degeneracy movement composed of reject and refuse elements of every kind: it is not the expression of the decline of a race, it is from the first an agglomeration of forms of morbidity crowding together and seeking one another out- It is therefore not national, not racially conditioned; it appeals to the disinherited everywhere; it is founded on a rancor against everything well-constituted and dominant: it needs a symbol that represents a curse on the well-constituted and dominant- It also stands in opposition to every spiritual movement, to all philosophy: it takes the side of idiots and utters a curse on the spirit. Rancor against the gifted, learned, spiritually independent: it detects in them the well-constituted, the masterful.
>Socialism-as the logical conclusion of the tyranny of the least and the dumbest, i.e., those who are superficial, envious, and three-quarters actors-is indeed entailed by "modern ideas" and their latent anarchism; but in the tepid air of democratic well-being the capacity to reach conclusions, or to finish, weakens. One follows -but one no longer sees what follows. Therefore socialism is on the whole a hopeless and sour affair; and nothing offers a more amusing spectacle than the contrast between the poisonous and desperate faces cut by today's socialists-and to what wretched and pinched feelings their style bears witness!-and the harmless lambs' happiness of their hopes and desiderata. Nevertheless, in many places in Europe they may yet bring off occasional coups and attacks: there will be deep "rumblings" in the stomach of the next century, and the Paris commune, which has its apologists and advocates in Germany, too, was perhaps no more than a minor indigestion compared to what is coming. But there will always be too many who have possessions for socialism to signify more than an attack of sickness-and those who have possessions are of one mind on one article of faith: "one must possess something in order to be something." But this is the oldest and healthiest of all instincts: I should add, "one must want to have more than one has in order to become more." For this is the doctrine preached by life itself to all that has life: the morality of development. To have and to want to have more-growth, in one word-that is life itself. In the doctrine of socialism there is hidden, rather badly, a "will to negate life"; the human beings or races that think up such a doctrine must be bungled. (1/2)
>Indeed, I should wish that a few great experiments might prove that in a socialist society life negates itself, cuts off its own roots. The earth is large enough and man still sufficiently unexhausted; hence such a practical instruction and demonstratio ad absurdum would not strike me as undesirable,
even if it were gained and paid for with a tremendous expenditure of human lives. In any case, even as a restless mole uncler the soil of a society that wallows in stupidity, socialism will be able to be something useful and therapeutic: it delays "peace on earth" and the total mollification of the democratic herd animal; it forces the Europeans to retain spirit, namely cunning and cautious care, not to abjure manly and warlike virtues altogether, and to retain some remnant of spirit, of clarity, sobriety, and coldness of the spirit it protects Europe for the time being from the marasmus"" femininus that threatens it. (2/2)
>A virtuous man is a lower species because he is not a "person" but acquires his value by conforming to a pattern of man that is fixed once and for all. He does not possess his value apart: he can be compared, he has his equals, he must not be an individual- Reckon up the qualities of the good man: why do they give us pleasure? Because we have no need to fight against them, because they impose upon us no mistrust, no need for caution, no marshalling of forces and severity: our laziness, good nature, frivolity, have a good time. It is this pleasant feeling in us that we project out of us and bestow upon the good man as a quality, as a value.
In moving the doctrine of selflessness and love into the foreground, Christianity was in no way establishing the interests of the species as of higher value than the interests of the individual. Its real historical effect, the fateful element in its effect, remains, on the contrary, in precisely the enhancement of egoism, of the egoism of the individual, to an extreme (-to the extreme of individual immortality). Through Christianity, the individual was made so important, so absolute, that he could no longer be sacrificed: but the species endures only through human sacrifice. All "souls" became equal before God: but this is precisely the most dangerous of all possible evaluations! If one regards individuals as equal, one calls the species into question, one encourages a way of life that leads to the ruin of the species: Christianity is the
counterprinciple to the principle of selection. If the degenerate and sick ("the Christian") is to be accorded the same value as the healthy ("the pagan"), or even more value, as in Pascal's judgment concerning sickness and health, then unnaturalness becomes law-
This universal love of men is in practice the preference for the suffering, underprivileged, degenerate: it has in fact lowered and weakened the strength, the responsibility, the lofty duty to sacrifice men. All that remains, according to the Christian scheme of values, is to sacrifice oneself: but this residue of human sacrifice that Christianity concedes and even advises has, from the standpoint of general breeding, no meaning at all. The prosperity of the species is unaffected by the self-sacrifice of this or that individual (-whether it be in the monkish and ascetic manner or, with the aid of crosses, pyres, and scaffolds, as "martyrs" of error). (1/2)
The species requires that the ill-constituted, weak, degenerate, perish: but it was precisely to them that Christianity turned as a conserving force; it further enhanced that instinct in the weak, already so powerful, to take care of and preserve themselves and to sustain one another. What is "virtue" and Charity" in Christianity if not just this mutual preservation, this solidarity of the weak, this hampering of selection? What is Christian altruism if not the mass-egoism of the weak, which divines that if all care for one another each individual will be preserved as long as possible?- If one does not feel such a disposition as an extreme immorality, as a crime against life, one belongs with the company of the sick and possesses its instincts oneself- Genuine charity demands sacrifice for the good of the species -it is hard, it is full of self-overcoming, because it needs human sacrifice. And this pseudo humaneness called Christianity wants it established that no one should be sacrificed. (2/2)
>How comes it, this notwithstanding, that most idealists at once propagandize for their ideal, as if they could have no right to the ideal if everyone did not recognize it?- This, e.g., is what all those brave little women do who permit themselves to learn Latin and mathematics. What compels them? The instinct of the herd, I fear, terror of the herd: they fight for the "emancipation of women" because it is under the form of a generous activity, under the banner of "For others," that they can most prudently forward their own little private separatism.
>Pity a squandering of feeling, a parasite harmful to moral health, "it cannot possibly be our duty to increase the evil in the world." If one does good merely out of pity, it is oneself one really does good to, and not the other. Pity does not depend upon maxims but upon affects it is pathological. The suffering of others infects us, pity is an infection.
>The preoccupation with suffering on the part of metaphysicians- is quite naive. "Eternal bliss": psychological nonsense. Brave and creative men never consider pleasure and pain as Ultimate values-they are epiphenomena: one must desire both if one is to achieve anything-. That they see the problem of pleasure and pain in the foreground reveals something weary and sick in metaphysicians and religious people. Even morality is so important to them only because they see in it an essential condition for the abolition of suffering.
>When a woman has scholarly inclinations, there is usually something wrong with her sexuality. Even sterility makes her prone to a certain masculinity of taste; man is, if you will, “the sterile animal
>The garden gnomes – a people “born for slavery” as Tacitus and the entire ancient world say, “the people chosen of all peoples” as they themselves say and think – the garden gnomes have achieved that miraculous thing, an inversion of values, thanks to which life on earth has had a new and dangerous charm for several millennia: – their prophets melted together “rich,” “godless,” “evil,” “violent,” “sensual” and for the first time coined an insult out of the word “world.” The significance of the gnomish people lies in this inversion of values (which includes using the word for “poor” as a synonym for “holy” and “friend”): the slave revolt in morality begins with the garden gnomes.
How do I into reading philosophy. I've started reading The Bow and The Club by Evola. Sometimes I can comprehend and actually think about what I'm reasing, but other times I have no fuxking clue and can't keep up with what's being said. It also feels overly wordy and that confuses me at times. Of course it also feels like I just can't comprehend this shit in the day or two following when I smoke weed. Maybe that's it. Any help is appreciated though.
There's no right way to do it really, just keep trying until you find something you enjoy
Ecce Homo by Nietzsche is one of my favs personally, less than 100 pages and avoids most of the wordiness that plagues modern academia. Philosophy can be particularly bad for being dense and filled with often unclear use of terminology that authors often take for a given that everybody will be familiar with.
Take it slow and easy at first, eventually that giant philosophallus will have loosened up your rectum for a smooth anal experience
Start with the basics
The history of western philosophy by russell lets you skim through the broad strokes of all western philosophers in one book, from there you can just read what you're interested in
Not the other anon, but thanks for the recommendation, looks interesting will check it out, is it not too scholarly?
chuds are nietzscheian prove me wrong
I’m nietzschean. Are you?
I'm not taking advice from an incel. He legit proposed the same woman three times and was rejected. It was such an incel when his friends took him to a brothel he literally ran in hid.
He was the Andrew Tate of philosophy, if Andrew Tate was even uglier and afraid of prostitutes.
Nietzsche literally just advocates for high thumos
If you get angry at his works it just proves you are spiritually buck broken by the modern systems, but that’s ok, you aren’t a lost cause, you can regain your spirit
Naw. He was a child. Sometimes in life you have to do things you don't want to do. There is no virtue or strength in blind self centeredness.
A child isn't strong or noble because it's wailing makes it's mother bring it chicken tendies.
>There is no virtue or strength in blind self centeredness.
>this gay is seriously trying to moral fag. on IST. in current year.
>a living thing seeks only to discharge its strength. Life itself is will to power, nothing else matters.
>I have malaria