Notorious for his cultural criticism and criticism of Christianity, Nietzsche provides me with constant mind fuck moments due to the sheer potency of the ideas he plants in your mind when you read him.
He in essence criticizes ideologies – which are the collection of ideas that circulate in a culture.
If you compare culture to a person, you realize that the ideology, is quite similar to a persons mindset.
Often when someone lacks a “purpose” or “vision” their mindset can be quite sorrowful, sloppy, and even lazy. This is because purpose is one of our chief motivators..
Our current ideology in our Capitalist super societies is quite nihilistic, meaning that it is like a person who lacks a purpose.
This causes us to fall back on more basic purpose’s like comfort and simple pleasures.
I explore the application of Nietzsche’s idea to the modern world, and how people like Elon musk are giving our culture a purpose.
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