What’s nice about book-wisdom is it’s personal. Cultural wisdom brings your aunt and uncle, grandparents and neighborhood into it. Messier stuff. Easier when there’s a book or two.

Oh I sympathize with Nietzsche as a human. I only criticize because of his influence. He has the “I’ve got the answers” ethos about him which brings lots of people to believe him, much like Ayn Rand or any other systemic philosopher. What’s nice about book-wisdom is it’s personal. Cultural wisdom brings your aunt and uncle, grandparents and neighborhood into it. Messier stuff. Easier when there’s a book or two.

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