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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

On Nietzsche's Last Man

“What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.”— Nietzsche's famous aphorism is irrelevant in our time because becoming stronger is not a priority for the modern man; a personification of the hateful idea of “the last man,” which Nietzsche introduces in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, the modern man is a complacent, unthinking, and effete bourgeois, a perfectly happy couch potato, who aspires to be pampered and protected; he takes no risks and has no passion to grapple with life’s problems; he stands at the end of the continual cycle of regeneration.

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