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Did Socrates say "Know Thyself", or was he misunderstood, as all are. Show Thyself is all we can do. The knowing is unknowable.  

I am filled with joy.  It can't be helped.  

Became a Farmer, Builder, Musician, Tank Commander, Librarian, Lawyer and Minister. I have failed at many things. And now retired.  Filled, just filled, with Joy. 

Friday, December 30, 2005

PRJ Perspective

Friedrich Nietzsche said Perspective is Everything.* This PROJECT is an attempt to keep things in perspective.

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* The post-Modern attempt to put Nietzsche into perspective comes with that irony which hag-rides all our hopes. We credit FN with a critique (NOT comprehensive) of Civilization (NOT "Western") showing that the highest values in religion and morals have begun to lose their power to the all-embracing principle of self-aggrandizement. In fact, today we appreciate the realization that religion, morals, and even "philosophy" (even in its "prophetic" sense sought by FN) are simply expressions of a Will to power. Even the imaginary world expresses this Will, an attempt to develop the strength (we now think of it as "fitness") to survive unavoidable sufferings and misfortunes of existence. If we look "beyond Zarathustra", we see that all hierarchies are imaginary, masters are slaves, slaves master, and predators are prey. The Will is not in a vaccuum, and is actually interconnected to its surround, including other Wills. Can we have realistic ideals?