Zarathustra in the 21st century


What need is there for Nietzsche’s euphoria in language, for his excess in possibility and contradiction, for his telling of unnecessary things?  What do we actually need but a secure income and a full stomach in this modern world, perhaps a fancy car and the latest gadget, but beyond that, is it not completely irrelevant to look for more? So, in the context of the 21stcentury, where life is just life, when you are rich or poor, possessor or possessed, what urgency is there to plummet into the depths of the unknown? There seems to be lacking an insistence to forge other realities, to strain the last fiber of consciousness in order to erupt a newer self, a deeper “I”.  Isn’t Zarathustra saying that we are not only living (a passive image of passing time) but that in fact while we live we are creating…  



The question remains latently hidden inside our hearts, while we stroll in a “comfort-zone” age… what is yet to be born?



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One thought on “Zarathustra in the 21st century

  1. Hey, Pablo! Long time, no see. This post makes me think. Good for you!

    Our pioneering spirit will never be lost, but it can be delayed.
    There are so many roads to choose from nowadays, and too many choices.

    Extravagance really has nothing to do with material objects.
    It used to mean, “to wander around”, and nowadays that’s called
    “wasting time”. Primitive artwork was not utilitarian, but it was
    an addition to the tool, be it a vase, or a piece of wood, or whatever.

    In that age, they must have had more “down time”, and fewer built-in
    requirements for day-to-day life. I find myself being too busy too often.

    I had actually thought about the ‘comfort zone’ this very week.
    So I got out of my regular way of creating, and wrote a short story
    about a ‘real life’ happening. I really felt lost at times. But that’s
    the way all pioneers feel, and that’s what made it interesting to me.
    I have given birth, and felt the inevitable pangs that go with the territory.

    I’ve only read about Nietzche, because I’ve been afraid to read him
    directly. How or why I’ve been scared off, I’m not sure. Too pagan?

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