Friedrich Nietzsche - Become Superhuman
Friedrich Nietzsche - How To Become A Superhuman (Existentialism)
Ubermen have mastery over their emotions, take joy in simply existing - and create above all else. They have victory over the "dragon"(culture and value that comes from society). Uberman creates their own values.
People go thru 3 metamorphosis before they become uberman...
Strong spirit - takes on much load, goes on for long in lonely situations, survives a harsh life. Not many people can take this role - most prefer a easy life - follows the societal rules and moral codes - but they break it when convenient. Camel takes moral codes very seriously - they have integrity and honor. In Nietzsche's allegory these moral codes are seen as a dragon.
To understand your "dragon", make 2 lists
- All things that you consider good and bad
- List of all people that you admire Find the common ground between them.
Lion will be able to stand against the dragon. They take their own decisions - they make their own meaning independent of their environment. They are committed to their own freedom - committed to express their individuality at their fullest.
To make this transformation you need to have the courage to break the chains holding you...
After existing moral and values are destroyed, comes the creation of new values.
- No resentments
- Forgets the past to create a new present and bright future
- Continuously creates new values and live by them
- Don't try to impose their values on others.
To reach this state, you can't look for external approval - you have to find the joy within. Be confident, affirmative and creating - but in a permanent state of flux - ever changing and developing. Don't fixate on a specific identity.