Nietzsches megalomani

Friedrich Nietzsche var en färgstark person. Från Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:

He begins this fateful intellectual autobiography — he was to lose his mind little more than a month later — with three eyebrow-raising sections entitled, “Why I Am So Wise,” “Why I Am So Clever,” and “Why I Write Such Good Books.” Nietzsche claims to be wise as a consequence of his acute aesthetic sensitivity to nuances of health and sickness in people’s attitudes and characters; he claims to be clever because he knows how to choose the right nutrition, climate, residence and recreation for himself; he claims to write such good books because they allegedly adventurously open up, at least for a very select group of readers, a new series of noble and delicate experiences. After examining each of his published works, Nietzsche concludes Ecce Homo with the section, “Why I Am a Destiny.” He claims that he is a destiny because he regards his anti-moral truths as having the annihilating power of intellectual dynamite; he expects them to topple the morality born of sickness which he perceives to have been reigning within Western culture for the last two thousand years. In this way, Nietzsche expresses his hope that Dionysus, the god of life’s exuberance, would replace Jesus, the god of the heavenly otherworld, as the premier cultural standard for future millennia.

Utan liknelser i övrigt ser jag lite grann denna blogg som ett försök att bjuda på små intellektuella äventyr, men till skillnad från Nietzsche ser jag dessa som underhållning, både för mig själv och andra, utan större förmåga att utgöra intellektuell dynamit. Jag tror inte att jag kan påverka skeendena i världen på något påtagligt sätt, och i vilket fall bryr jag mig inte särskilt mycket om huruvida jag lyckas med det eller ej. Jag har lätt nihilistiska drag. En del därav innefattar att, likt Nietzsche, hylla Dionysos.