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In the book On the Genealogy of Morals the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche presents an argument as to a view of his opinion on morality Nietzsche states that he enjoys bringing pain and suffering to others Nietzsche states that the origins of guilt and consciousness come from the creditors and debtors Nietzsche also debates that the more powerful a community becomes the less they need to punish criminals On the other hand in the book Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant he states that being good should be the purpose of life Kant says that if one is happy he is more likely to fulfill his duty which is to do good deeds Kants view of morality is better for us than Nietzsches argument Nietzsche remarks To the extent that to make suffer was in the highest degree pleasurable to the extent that the injured party exchanged for the loss he had sustained including the displeasure caused by loss an extraordinary counterbalancing pleasure that of making suffer - a genuine festival Nietzsche 65 Nietzsche says that making others suffer was considered a great joy he calls it a festival that would balance out an unpaid debt We find the origins of conscience guilt and duty in the festiveness of cruelty To Nietzsche people were punished simply because it was fun to punish people If you fail to keep your promise to me at least I get the pleasure of beating you up This is the original association of guilt with debt to Nietzsche Guilt was a debt to be paid if you make a promise you are in debt to me If you fail to keep your promise you must pay off the debt in some other way If that other way is pouching you there are no hard feelings afterward there is simply an agreement that now our debts are settled and we can go our different ways Nietzsche states that
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