#Episode 23 Friedrich Nietzsche And The Will Of Future

Portrait of Nietzsche by Edvard Munch, 1906

Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the greatest minds that ever lived. In this latest Episode 23 of The Fabrice Guerrier Show, your host Fabrice explores some of his main ideas as it relates to the future of humanity from – Eternal occurrence & Amor Fati, Will to Power, His novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra Book, The Apollonian and the Dionysian struggle and more.

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Show Notes

Eternal occurrence & Amor Fati 

  • There’s this zest for life that Nietzsche speaks of in knowing that every single action that we’ve ever done before returns in the same path. It was called to move into the moment of time and space. Transcend it.
  • Live as if THE day was here
  • Woe says: Fade! Go! But all joy wants eternity – wants deep, deep eternity

Will to power 

  • Life is a constant process of dying” Shopenhouaur
  • The secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment is: to live dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships into uncharted seas! Live at war with your peers and yourselves! Soon the age will be past when you could be content to live hidden in forests like shy deer! ” –
  • “Only great pain is the ultimate liberator of the spirit….I doubt that such pain makes us ‘better’; but I know that it makes us more profound.”
  • But the worst enemy you can meet will always be yourself; you lie in wait for yourself in caverns and forests. Lonely one, you are going the way to yourself! And your way goes past yourself, and past your seven devils! You will be a heretic to yourself and witch and soothsayer and fool and doubter and unholy one and villain. You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame: how could you become new, if you had not first become ashes?” Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Thus Spoke Zarathustra Book

  • “And Once You are Awake, You shall Remain Awake Eternally.” ~
  • What is wanted are blindness and intoxication and an eternal song over the waves in which reason has drowned” Nietzsche

Creating oneself

  • The most shortsighted and pernicious way of thinking wants to make the great sources of energy, those wild torrents of the soul that often stream forth so dangerously and overwhelmingly, dry up altogether, instead of taking their power into service and economizing it.”
  • Just as a raging river can be harnessed for its energy so to the uncivilized layers of the psyche if channelled and handled properly can vitalize life

Nihilism and God is dead. Religion 

  • “We have killed god and washed it with our blood” 
  • Nietzsche is not a nihilism, finding new values and a higher order creative expression
  • World War and rise of nazism, this time we are living in a time of nihilism 


  • The Superman: idealized version of oneself. The herd mentality, like sheep we follow passively what the world tells us, it’s history, it’s way of life
  • In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epoch. It is the rule
  • One must be a sea, to receive a polluted river and not be defiled“.
  • That is why I go into solitude so as not to drink out of everybody’s cistern. When I am among the many I live as the many do, and I do not think as I really think; after a time it always seems as though they want to banish me from myself and rob me of my soul and I grow angry with everybody and fear everybody” in Nietzsche: Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality.
  • There is a false saying: “How can someone who can’t save himself save others?” Supposing I have the key to your chains, why should your lock and my lock be the same?

The Apollonian and the Dionysian

  • The role these gods and mythology played in us was to evoke a sense of power and sense of purpose and meaning in the entire vision of the world
  • Psychological and Spiritual Strength 
  • Primordial forces are something we should not ignore, in us it lives and often it’s contain, i think this primordial force is creativity 
  • Every culture that has lost myth has lost, by the same token, its natural healthy creativity. Only a horizon ringed about with myths can unify a culture. The forces of imagination and the Apollonian dream are saved only by myth from indiscriminate rambling. The images of myth must be the daemonic guardians, ubiquitous but unnoticed, presiding over the growth of the child’s mind and interpreting to the mature man his life and struggles

Final thoughts on his thoughts of the future 

  • Creativity, mythology and the imagination are the recipe for changing and transforming our current society
  • Individual pursuits of creative expression and subjective greatness 
  • In order to be able to create, we must give ourselves greater freedom than has been given to us before; at the same time, liberation from morality and relief through festivals ( premonitions of the future! celebrate the future; not the past! compose the myth of the future! live in hope!) Blissful moments! And then cover up the curtain again and turn our thoughts to fixed, close goals
  • “We have art so we might not die of reality”
  • For nothing is self-sufficient, neither in us ourselves nor in things; and if our soul has trembled with happiness and sounded like a harp string just once, all eternity was needed to produce this one event—and in this single moment of affirmation all eternity was called good, redeemed, justified, and affirmed.”
  • And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.”
  • I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who makes things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.
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