Nietzche + Watts – Both provided a sanitized, individualistic slant on large foreign cultural ideals and removed the collectiveness inherent in those systems and replaced them with psychology.

There is no static.
There is change.
Whether one is COMFORTABLE or UNCOMFORTABLE with change seems to be of issue. It’s a mood.

Nietzsche’s mistake was creating a large philosophy based on mood.

He was inspired by the mood via Dostoyevsky, filtering the Russian ethos-as-fictionalized-by-Dostoyevsky and bringing it, along with his own contrariness towards German ways, into the systems he described.

In short, he was akin to Alan Watts, bringing an Western Perspective to an Eastern Philosophy and calling it Zen Buddhism.

Both provided a sanitized, individualistic slant on large foreign cultural ideals and removed the collectiveness inherent in those systems and replaced them with psychology.

At least that’s my theory.

Not a criticism but an observation. I could also be entirely wrong. smile emoticon

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