> “a student must eventually surpass his teacher”.
That's interesting because that's exactly how i see Nietzsche's work, and even more. Only to put it in a more crude way, Nietzsche is an encompassment of teenage spirit, in his work, conclusions, outlook, type of writing, ideas and probably in reference to general history of thought in general, he is at the point of a teenage development of our collective thought as a whole.
Refusal or very contrarian way he chose to walk. It's very negative too, he, in many eyes became: Nietzsche, the nihilist guy. Very utilitarian and reductionist.
Nietzsche became a spokesman for those fragile who wish to be strong like others and strong others who wish to be affirmed in their decisions, acknowledging both sides, yet clearly defining and giving priority to a dominant one, seeing it at the end as ultimate goal.
But the part about surpassing.. I have this thought about his "death", and please anons give me your takes on this. As it's common knowledge, at the end of his days Nietzsche went mental. As the story goes he jumped on the horses in a desperate attempt to "save it" or at least protect it from the guy who was beating it.
Now yes, it is a very based move from the based guy himself, but what is the meaning of it? Cocks here, with the same excitement that they adopted his ideas would proclaim he went full I'll shizo. But what is shizo then? Isn't it just a mode of behavior that is unaccepted as the norm, and norm being our small set of very precise functions?. Even in definition, the emphasis put on "clarity" as though actions of such a person are mysterious. So indeed they are, but aren't we here to solve those?
Again on surpassing. Would it be correct to assume that this Nietzsche guy, out of nowhere decided to re-establish personal psychology and philosophy, did it, and said - ok, I'm done here, time to reap the benefits. Well it would if you would forget what a true thinker does: he thinks, even if seemingly all has been thought. Besides, as previously mentioned, not only in essence, but in body Nietzsche was a teenager, eager to prove and push boundaries, ..sometimes irrationally if needed.
It will be my guess, since we can only speculate, but also from personal experience, that the absurdity of existence that had been discovered hasn't haltered Nietzsche in his quest of discovering a better world. Again, to clarify, yes, what Nietzsche had discovered is anything but a better world, in fact quite the opposite, a crude and cold one, we're literal violence on every level of being, as a conquest itself, is glorified to the highest good. Yet there is still this idea of peace and goodness. We all know deep down inside that it's an illusion and there is every reason to believe it to be so, yet when we experience it, this goodness, it feels very much real. This peace and calm of the soul when you are in a moment, absent of any biologically induced fears, a perfect fantasy.