Thursday, May 01, 2008
Aristocacy of Suffering
“Man, as the animal that is most courageous, most accustomed to suffering, does not negate suffering as such: he wants it, even seeks it out, provided one shows him some meaning in it, some wherefore of suffering.”
Nietzsche believed that human strength and wisdom is elevated in direct proportion to the depths of human suffering and the overcoming of suffering. Direct experience of the harsh and impersonal nature of the universe leads to a unique understanding of reality that sets a person above and beyond the comparatively shallow belief systems and illusionary hopes of the mass of humanity.
Ready for a gut check?
J.D. Cafaro 315lbs. x 22.
Now reigning SFCF suffering Prince.
at 8:41 PM