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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: The Tree on the Mountainside, Part 2

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: The Tree on the Mountainside, Part 2

This continues my previous article on Nietzsche’s section in Thus Spoke Zarathustra called the The Tree on the Mountainside. The young man is learning what it will take to achieve excellence as a human being. He is inventing his soul, building it up like one builds an elaborate castle. He has learned that mundane things, everydayness, as Heidegger calls it, will never satisfy his thirst for life. Mediocrity is not the path to the Übermensch. Zarathustra smiled and said: “Some souls…

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