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One philosophical idea that has had significant consequences is Nietzches idea of will to power and of expressing that idea Nietzches will to power was his recommendation in the face of a life of lying Nietzche believed that there is no pure being no gods no forms simply no things In essence there is no knowing One cannot know something one can only invent it In doing so it is lying Nietzche considered his will to power lying creatively and lying creatively is OK according to Nietzche Creative lying is noble lying as long as those lies affirm life--all other lies are nihilistic and bad To express will to power one forces reality to bend to ones own will Will to power may sound evil but Nietzche believed that will to power must be full of dancing laughter and affirmation He shunned Christianity because it denies this world as it really is and in longing for another world Christians long for death instead of this life That statement of Nietzches is a very interesting one to me because it seems Nietzche had a lust for life He wanted laughter and merriment and not the dreary restricted life of religion It was Nietzches embodiment of will to power that had a major impact on an entire side of the world Der Ubermensch or the overman The overman represented triumph of will to power and he taught dance and laughter as well as a continuous endless existence Nietzche called eternal recurrance Under Hitler the Nazis tood the idea of an Ubermensch and ran with it so far as to fall off a cliff Because of this many people think that the Nazis based their ideals around Nietzche but it was the twisted mind of one evil genius who exercised his will to power over the idea as well as the entire Nazi regime I dont believe Nietzche tried to teach oppression racism or violence I believe he
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