Day 1461, moralities

Day 1461.jpg

The human mind

looks lightly twined

in memories

around moralities

Friedrich Nietzsche, Human all to human

40.

The super animal.—The beast in us wishes to be deceived; morality is a lie of necessity in order that we may not be torn in pieces by it. Without the errors which lie in the assumption of morality, man would have remained an animal. Thus, however, he has considered himself as something higher and has laid strict laws upon himself. Therefore he hates the grades which have remained nearer to animalness, whereby the former scorn of the slave, as a not-yet-man, is to be explained as a fact. (Human, all too human a book for free spirits Part I, translated by Helen Zimmern 1909. Read it here)

I start where I left reading in Nietzsche book Human all to human. This one has in my mind loosely a connection with the toilet roll hoarding we have seen lately in the news or around us. Morality is just a thin layer between being a human or animal it looks like. When self-preservation takes over and people loose grip of the bigger picture they will only later realize what they have done.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: