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Nietzsche Essay, Research Paper

Friedrich Nietzsche, a unique philosopher had some very interesting ideas about

people?s human values and personality types. In this essay I will explain what

I like and dislike about his ?Master Morality? & his antithesis to this,

?Slave Morality?.. According to Nietzche, all morality is a manifestation of

the will to power. The other is driven by the will to power but attempts to deny

this. The term ?master morality? refers to all the values of the

psychologically strong willed people. They stress independence, personal

dignity, self-approval and the will to succeed. For such people ?good?

refers to whatever leads to self-fulfillment with values such as nobility,

strength, courage, power and pride. The antithesis to the master morality is the

?slave morality.? This morality appeals to those who are uncertain of

themselves, weak willed. They define ?good? as what makes life easier,

safer, with such qualities as patience, humility, charity, modesty and

compassion. I agree and disagree with Nietzsche. I agree with the will to power.

That all individuals are driven by this will. I am living proof. I want to be in

charge of my future. I have goals in every aspect of my life that I want to

fulfill, everyone does. Without these goals there would be no motivation for

life. Artists wouldn?t want to be artists, scientists wouldn?t care about

science, and people wouldn?t care about themselves. I also agree with the

master morality?s virtues not the master morality as a perfect being. I think

we need these virtues In order to succeed in fulfilling the goals set forth by

the will to power. I feel that when a person finds him or herself these master

morality virtues are evident. The slave morality on the otherhand, I think has

some virtues and some downfalls as Nietzsche suggests. Patience, modesty,

charity and compassion are some of the virtues that Nietszche believes to be

?sour grapes?.. I believe in these qualities. The part of the slave moral

that I think is sour grapes is people who are not independent, look at others

and follow, lack self respect, and people who waist their talents. I think that

the ?master morality? would include qualities from both of Nietzsche?s

personality types. It would include such virtues as personal power, strength,

courage, pride, independence, patience, kindness, charity and compassion. This

to me is a complete person. But this is reality and in reality you can have

these virtues and at the same time stray from what you believe in. I think the

key to life is to find oneself and to be happy. In today?s society there are

to many people who do not know who they are. People tend to follow the group.

Dress how everyone else dresses, listen to the same music everyone else listens

too and they never explore their own world. This to me is the ?weak or

slave.? There is a whole world out there waiting to be found. Art, culture and

nature if they only open their eyes to see it. Like Nietzsche?s philosophy

states,? even the weak have the desire for power.? The weak to me look at

others thinking that?s the way to get it. The real root to power is within

yourself. In finding yourself you need those virtues and when you find yourself

they stay with you. Life is not as cut and dry as Nietzsche suggests. I don?t

believe in classifying the human race in to two categories. Life is too complex

and the mind is a mysterious thing. Although the qualities and virtues talked

about are ideal, I wish it was that simple to apply to a person. I think you

have to take in account the persons surroundings, what influences the person has

had in their life. Everything plays a role. Unfortunately the environment plays

a large part in the development in a person. But I think it?s never to late

for a person to change or find him or herself. Life is a journey. One last thing

that Nietzsche?s philosophy states are that the weak were able to convert the

strong or master morality race into thinking like them. This took place early in

time when Constantine was in power. This seems to contradict Nietzsche?s

Master morality. The master morality is supposed mean that the person is very

strong minded. This overhaul of thought makes his master morality concept look

alittle weak and further supports my point that you can?t classify people into

two categories. The mind is a tricky thing.

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