Like, nothing in, nothing out? Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend; a highly successful scholar but one dissatisfied with his life who therefore makes a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. But then why not just say that, rather than anthropomorphising the abyss? This cartoon came out of a visit to the exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Thanks for your in-depth response Michael. Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. The dark side are they. Staring into the abyss to find some non-existing eternal truth.
The good Batman says the difference between them is that when they both stared into the abyss seeing their parents die the bad batman flinched. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. Strike me down with all of your hatred and your journey towards the dark side will be complete! So… is it always best to seek out all knowledge, regardless of what that knowledge is? And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. After a long time of monster-like living, Ernie had a strange dream. That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Michael Crichton Addressed that in the Sphere. No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. They finally choose to forget. You'll get an email when I add a post, that's all. Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.
In his later work, he developed influential concepts such as the Übermensch and the doctrine of eternal return, and became increasingly preoccupied with the creative powers of the individual to overcome social, cultural, and moral contexts in pursuit of aesthetic health. Political, philosophical and spiritual ignorance is still the conviction driving global disruption and the demise of American democratic ideology. Yes, but one eats it later in the ashes. Inside, I bet he delighted that others, who would understand, would find it. So by fighting monsters you are constantly staring the abyss in the face. Nietzsche was a victim of his success as he philosophised himself into madness. So when facing down evil it will try and draw the evil out of you.
Anyhow, the visit gave rise to subsequent debates about what one chooses to experience in life, in that the lover of knowledge cannot remain merely an observer. I think on firm foundations only can you build a long lasting establishment. I cannot remember what our conclusion was on that night, but these words have haunted me ever since. The end had ceased to charm, and how could there ever again be any interest in the means? Is it that he's saying that one need not be actively involved in fighting evil in order to be influenced by it, but that just observing it is enough? Maybe part of our dread and horror comes from a secret knowledge that under the right — or wrong — set of circumstances, we ourselves would be willing to build such places and staff them. It was almost lost in the roar of another ten-wheeler passing them. A sedentary life is the real sin against the Holy Spirit. So does The Abyss by Orson Scott Card where the Aliens find some decency in humans and therefore spare us.
But there is also always some reason in madness. Thank you for this great collection of his quotes and their explanations. To me this quote symbolises Nietzsche's struggle with life and his suffering. Hope you enjoy browsing around. So Ernie decided to be friends, and associate himself with the monster. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Monsters tend to inhabit the abyss, no? When you said it's trying to corrupt the one staring, it definitely helped. The home page shows recent posts. If you just keep staring at problems and keep feeling bad, you will reach nowhere. An abyss cannot gaze at anything, can it? Have you ever thought that maybe this boy began with a simple interest in the camps? You need to take risks and get out of your shell to live an extraordinary life. Becoming free from any foundation for thinking is not a postmodern excuse to say that nothing is real.
That is the nature of living creatures. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. They are the ones who make the entire effort seem too large to handle, and impossible to complete. So stand out from the crowd and get some interesting comments! This article explores what gazing into the abyss means. A general statement which applies in different areas of life.
Apologies if this is a joke post. But maybe there is something about what the Germans did that exercises a deadly fascination over us — something that opens the catacombs of the imagination. Nietzsche refers to an age old dilemma, but one must remember the time period in which his mind was active. Ernie did not know it, but he had stumbled across a monster! But sometimes, a cloud would pass over the sun and Ernie would remember his strange dream…. And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. Give in to your anger. I like what said I think it could also mean that when faced with a trial, just being dumbfounded is not a solution because nothing will get done.