A Ku Indeed!

Living Dangerously

Posted in Existentialism, Life, philosophy by Chris on March 25, 2008

tungurahua-volcano.jpgWhen Nietzsche urged his readers in The Gay Science,

For believe me! — the secret of realizing the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships out into uncharted seas!

I always took him to be speaking metaphorically. But obviously, some people take this sort of thing literally. Well, not the Vesuvius part, but close enough.

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  1. Adam said, on March 31, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Maybe N didn’t know it was a volcano? 🙂

  2. Chris said, on March 31, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    If so, it was a “will to ignorance.” 🙂

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