Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Thought 263: Conventional Man v Superman

Man will never overcome himself and become the superman in the philosophical sense if he clings on, with ever more ferocity, to the trivial surface of his conventional nature. 

For as I wrote a long time ago in How to Become Master of the World, man is only authentically man when he thinks his habituation and therefore questions himself and his environment. 

Failing that he is an animal at best, with some capacity for rational, i.e. calculating, thought - an animal rationale in the proper sense. 

Furthermore, the superman is not simply an extension of traditional man but is different in nature in so far as he has delivered himself from revenge (see the book What is Called Thinking? by Martin Heidegger), which follows the cycle of 
"where there is suffering there must be punishment."
The superman will no longer seek to punish those who've caused him to suffer and will embrace the ever-recurring present moment (the so-called 'power of now') in a state of gratitude to all those who contributed to his ascent up the Mountain of Enlightenment. For
"There are two kinds of people in this world: those who build you up and those who tear you down. But, in the end, you will thankful to both."