July 31, 2008 01:06 AM
” Out of life’s school of war: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, The Twilight of the Idols (1899) I see this misquoted and used in an inappropriate manner in this pop philosophy culture of ours. If you’ve brushed against death (car accidents, head injuries, surgeries, severe illnesses) and you’ve been around many extreme personalities (too varied to name) who brush against death to your inner being, there is a danger of developing acute and even debilitating tolerance. One perspective might see that as less than noble.
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