Gedanken, Natur und Leben
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Stormy Sea

Currently I’m in an uncertain situation in my life. I’m looking for a new job and a new place to live. For now it’s not sure where I will land. Though the sails have been set and the rudder lay in my hand. I know which goal I want to reach and where I want to be in 5 or 10 years. The new islands are still far away yet and soon my ship will pass dangerous waters. Creatures from the depth of the sea will threat my journey with their tentacles, trying to pull me underwater down into dark abysses. Thundery storms await me and will shake the mast and tear at the sail while big waves try to burst the ship. Sometimes there is nothing more to do than cling yourself around the mast and endure the situation. I know that I will also have to steer hard to pass around deadly reefs. The great sea I travel in and certainly all these dangers are inside of myself – will be fought in my inner self. I could still exist in the reality of our age and society while simultaneously laying down in darkness at the ocean floor – pale and dead. Drowned into weakness by treacherous dangers.

Right before this article appeared, I thought nearly about the same topic. We cannot really escape – because of two main reasons: The first is the more obvious one; the impacts of modern society and industrialisation have taken over the whole world. Plastic particles can be found in our blood and even in the blood of indigenous people from the rainforest as far as I know. Destruction and pollution is everywhere – we know that and we can try to make it better in the future. But we have to accept that we, who live today, will never be totally clean no matter how much we care about health. It’s just to much pollution – you will go crazy if you just concentrate about yourself and your body. But we should stay healthy enough to be able to have healthy children and to ensure that they raise up in a better environment. Your love for your own body should be the love for the coming generation in the same manner. The other reason why we cannot easily escape this world I’ve read in Nietzsches „Thus Spoke Zarathustra“ recently:

„Wouldst thou go into isolation, my brother? Wouldst thou seek the way unto thyself? Tarry yet a little and hearken unto me. „He who seeketh may easily get lost himself. All isolation is wrong“: so say the herd. And long didst thou belong to the herd. The voice of the herd will still echo in thee. And when thou sayest, „I have no longer a conscience in common with you,“ then will it be a plaint and a pain.“

„Art thou a new strength and a new authority? A first motion? A self-rolling wheel? Canst thou also compel stars to revolve around thee? Alas! there is so much lusting for loftiness! There are so many convulsions of the ambitions! Show me that thou art not a lusting and ambitious one! Alas! there are so many great thoughts that do nothing more than the bellows: they inflate, and make emptier than ever. Free, dost thou call thyself? Thy ruling thought would I hear of, and not that thou hast escaped from a yoke.“

As Nietzsche said, we can only be a bridge to the „Übermensch“ and also our children will still be just another step. One generation cannot do the whole job – it will take time. But as long as we progress to the better without fighting against our inner self and as long as we fight for something without convulsions instead of fighting against a sickness there will be good future. We are not just fooled into this disaster by rotten creatures; we should not go on pity ourself but strenghten our mental immune system! It’s like in your garden: Pests should not be seen as something evil which you have to fight – but as an indicator. They tell you there is a lack of predators or a weak constellation – an immune system in a bad shape. If you fight them out of anger you will loose more and more energy and finally the pest will reach its goal anyway: to eradicate what is weak without mercy. Maybe the reasons for our vulnerability lay back in the prehistoric time, when neanderthalensis and homo sapiens mixed. Assuming that this theory is right, and if we are not willing (and not allowed by nature!) to walk with technical prostheses of modern convenience – we have to go back to our roots, which lay in the european species and its mind-setup, which was in harmony with nature and the universe fundamentally.

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  1. I have also recently picked up my copy of Zarathustra once again to try and find deeper meaning in the text. Nietzsche himself said in Ecce Homo that the world was not yet ready for Zarathustra and praised it as one of the greatest books ever written haha. Also I really liked your analogy of the garden pests.

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