ON THE ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGEOF HISTORY FOR LIFE. 100,000 Blog Visits. Friedrich Nietzsche: 1844-1900
This Blog, which has been therapeutic in many ways, has now reached 100,000 page views.
What is it about Large Round Numbers. One looks out now towards 1,000,000.
On Looking Back, review and on Looking forward, Reading Some Nietzsche yesterday I was struck by this passage.
´´every living thing can become healthy, strong and fruitful only within a horizon; if it is incapable ofFriedrich Nietzsche: 1844-1900
drawing a horizon around itself or, on the other hand, too selfish to
restrict its vision to the limits of a horizon drawn by another, it will wither
away feebly or overhastily to its early demise. Cheerfulness, clear conscience,
the carefree deed, faith in the future, all this depends in the case of an individual as well as of a people, on there being a line which distinguishes what is clear and in full view from the dark and unilluminable; it depends on one's being able to forget at the right time as
well as to remember at the right time; on discerning with strong instinctual
feelings when there is need to experience historically and when unhistorically.
Precisely this is the proposition the reader is invited to consider:
the unhistorical and the historical are equally necessary for the health of
an individual, a people and a culture. "
ON THE ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGEOF HISTORY FOR LIFE