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 […]
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 […]
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.
Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don’t always like. Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them […]
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 […]
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 […]
1. “For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.”2. “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you […]