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As I read more of Nietzsche and Loa Tzu there is an increasing similarity between the basic structures of both philosophical hypotheses than there is difference Though the outcomes differ and even the rational of both mens thought process are plotted differently and suggest drastically different ideal lifestyles both works the Tao Te Ching and the Will to Power argue for first an acceptance of an immoral world a world with no true good nor evil nor up nor down but rather just man as he is and nature connected to man just the way it is Originally its thought that human nature dictates a nature of man a habit of mans control whereas others side with thoughts that man patterns after nature and that nature controls both man and material As said earlier both theorists execute their theories differently although here the similarity paradoxically arrives by contrast Will to Power explains mans tendency to act in accordance to desire and putting it most mildly exploitation as ways of human nature The nature belongs to man Man becomes the creator of his own self-image he aims to become the creator of values among his subjects and thus takes nature into his own control He thus becomes powerful through the control of others Power wisdom strength the essence of living here is established through conquest Now power though to even state such definite assertions is clearly defiant of Lao Tzus attempts to explain the detriment of definition is gained or accepted by quietism and meekness looked down on by the Will to Power Power or true strength and nobility is understood through the Tao as achieved by inaction or flow eg Taos illusion to water and not Nietzchian aggression or will To will in Toa is to expect and expectation defines both gain and loss not power Both gain and loss flux but pure gain comes without expectation Power wisdom and strength is revealed through acceptance
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