„Was ist Liebe? Was ist Schöpfung? Was ist Sehnsucht? Was ist Stern?“ - so fragt der letzte Mensch und blinzelt.
# 4 Reflections on the human mind
ON THE LIMITS OF HUMAN KNOWING
.what is the star and how do we know it is a star?
English translation by myself of the quote above:
"What is love? What is creation? What is desire? What is star? - the last man ask himself and twinkle...
Nietzsche, Also sprach Zarathustra.
On explore, 1 march 2009, #170 (best position)
With friends we've got an interesting discussion tonight about the timeless meaning of Nietzsches philosophy nowadays. His books written more than 100 years ago have been disregarded during a long time as the inspiration for Nazi-movement.
It seems like, beyond of the historical reception of his ideas, read now, he still speaks our needs and doubts. Especially the doubts...
Most important point of his philosophy is that we know and we don't know, and even more unbearable: we know, we realise that we do not know... This is our strength and our limit at the same time.
We know that we 've got a huge power, and we know that there are limits of it...we don't know the true, we know we've create God, ourselve etc. it, and all we create in our minds we can banished as well...
We ask ourselve simple and difficult questions, as the once mentioned above and know we've reach the limits of the understanding and can do not better than twinkle as star, without knowing how and what the star really is....
That's why the questions "what is God" and "what is star" are equal...both egaully important and both equally unanswerable for the human kind.
Have a good week, friends!
And enjoy the unknowledge cause even if we might not get everything clear, it makes our life fascinating!
I'm grateful to pareeerica for this gorgeous twinkle-texture.