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AUTHOR OF THE DAY: Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 in Röcken bei Lützen, Prussian Province of Saxony, Germany. He was a German philosopher best known for challenging the beliefs of Christianity’s dogma and ethical values.
Nietzsche’s philosophy relied on the idea of the growth of the individual. He rejoiced the divinity of humanity rather than one of a higher power. He is most famous for his statement “God is dead,” which rejects Christianity and forces humanity to find purpose within itself. His concept of the Übermensch, a super-human or superman, is the finest execution of this belief, presented in his novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra. 
Known as one of the first existentialists, he conceived the notion of “life-affirmation.” “Life affirmation” follows two train of thoughts: 1) Life is terrible and tragic and 2) We must have the courage to say yes and live it. He rejected any nihilist ideals by declaring: 

"If we affirm one single moment, we thus affirm not only ourselves but all existence. For nothing is self-sufficient, neither in us ourselves nor in things; and if our soul has trembled with happiness and sounded like a harp string just once, all eternity was needed to produce this one event—and in this single moment of affirmation all eternity was called good, redeemed, justified, and affirmed."

The beauty of Nietzsche’s philosophy lies in his prose. His thought and written word are poetically intellectual. His theologies on morality, the meaning of existence and the individual have influenced philosophers, such as Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault; the founding fathers of psychology, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and writers, such as Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Mann and Hermann Hesse. Without a doubt he is one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, inspiring every field of theology and art. 
Nietzsche died on August 25, 1900 in Weimar, Germany. The cause of his death remains a mystery. The final decade of his life were spent in a state of mental incapacitation, he suffered from insanity. Historians believed his insanity might have been attributed to many causes, such as a brain disease, tumor, syphilis, or the excessive use of sedative drugs.
NOTABLE WORKS 
The Birth of Tragedy (1872)
Human, All Too Human
the Gay Science (1882)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885)
Read excerpts by Friedrich Nietzsche here! Buy his books here!
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AUTHOR OF THE DAY: Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 in Röcken bei Lützen, Prussian Province of Saxony, Germany. He was a German philosopher best known for challenging the beliefs of Christianity’s dogma and ethical values.

Nietzsche’s philosophy relied on the idea of the growth of the individual. He rejoiced the divinity of humanity rather than one of a higher power. He is most famous for his statement “God is dead,” which rejects Christianity and forces humanity to find purpose within itself. His concept of the Übermensch, a super-human or superman, is the finest execution of this belief, presented in his novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Known as one of the first existentialists, he conceived the notion of “life-affirmation.” “Life affirmation” follows two train of thoughts: 1) Life is terrible and tragic and 2) We must have the courage to say yes and live it. He rejected any nihilist ideals by declaring: 

"If we affirm one single moment, we thus affirm not only ourselves but all existence. For nothing is self-sufficient, neither in us ourselves nor in things; and if our soul has trembled with happiness and sounded like a harp string just once, all eternity was needed to produce this one event—and in this single moment of affirmation all eternity was called good, redeemed, justified, and affirmed."

The beauty of Nietzsche’s philosophy lies in his prose. His thought and written word are poetically intellectual. His theologies on morality, the meaning of existence and the individual have influenced philosophers, such as Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault; the founding fathers of psychology, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and writers, such as Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Mann and Hermann Hesse. Without a doubt he is one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, inspiring every field of theology and art. 

Nietzsche died on August 25, 1900 in Weimar, Germany. The cause of his death remains a mystery. The final decade of his life were spent in a state of mental incapacitation, he suffered from insanity. Historians believed his insanity might have been attributed to many causes, such as a brain disease, tumor, syphilis, or the excessive use of sedative drugs.

NOTABLE WORKS 

The Birth of Tragedy (1872)

Human, All Too Human

the Gay Science (1882)

Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885)

Read excerpts by Friedrich Nietzsche here! Buy his books here!

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And in the end I think I’ve learned the final lesson from my travels in time; and I’ve even gone one step further than my father did: The truth is I now don’t travel back at all, not even for the day, I just try to live every day as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.” - About Time

Mmm yes. I think I will go watch this favorite film of mine tonight and cry at all its beauty. Amazing.