On the Overman within and without Nietzsche’s Zarathustra

In English versions of the work of Nietzsche, “Übermensch” is translated as “Superman” or “Overman”. The term “Superman” has adopted many connotations as a result of the comic book hero in popular culture, so for most scholars today, “Overman” is the more suitable term. “Overman” refers to Nietzsche’s conception of a person who has literally […]

8 Life Changing Lessons Everyone Can Learn From Lao Tzu

  1. You already hold the answer to life’s questions. “At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” “When I let go of what […]

Aphorisms: Being & Having / Hero & Dragon

Always resist any descent into depersonalisation or the automation of your informed choices. Do so by embracing your inner hero, dare to exert your splendid humanity never more than in the face of structures of depersonalisation or inhumane machinations.

Some brief notes on psychoanalytical theories and the pattern of fascist propaganda (Adapted from the original works of T. W. Adorno, L. Lowenthal & N. Guterman)

The brief notes below set to demonstrate the interrelationship of the Frankfurt critique of mass culture and the theory of fascism. Adorno was to call both the mass-culture industry and fascist propaganda “psychoanalysis in reverse.” The thoughts that follow are comprehensively documented by L. Lowenthal and N. Guterman in their book, Prophets of Deceit: A […]

Ame ni mo makezu (Be not Defeated by the Rain) by Kenji Miyazawa (b. 1896 – d.1933)

not losing to the rainnot losing to the windnot losing to the snow nor to summer’s heatwith a strong bodynot fettered by desireby no means offending anyonealways quietly smilingevery day four bowls of brown ricemiso and some vegetables to eatin everythingcount yourself last and put others before youwatching and listening, and understandingand never forgettingin the […]