“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Wonder of Nietzshe?

Personally, I find Nietzsche disturbing. I found a quote that sums up what disturbs me about him. Nietzsche did some really focused study and application of the Greek philosphers and mythology. Speaking of the Dionysian spirit (which he felt was the most desirable thing), he says, "It is an ecstatic affirmation of the totality of life...which blesses and endorses even the ghastliest, the most questionable elements of life...the awareness that creation and destruction are inseperable."

Interesting...since his views are so prominent in our educational views and social underpinnings. While, I agree that, to an extent, creation and destruction are linked together, I'm also supposed to believe that it's good to experience everything you can--no matter how repulsive it may be to others? Hhhhmmm...And we wonder why people live such selfish lives? He got this from Greek philosophy?

Wow! What an incentive to go study the Greeks!...Or...Nietzsche, for that matter!