Become who you are!

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May 6th, 2017, 6:21 am #1

“Become who you are!”

- Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None
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crow
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May 6th, 2017, 6:37 am #2

That's perilously close to being a new-age slogan. It's true, of course, and good advice, but how many could see it for what it is?
Did Nietzsche, even? I understand he was the one who claimed nothing had any meaning.

"Squawk!" said the crow, and then made space.
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May 6th, 2017, 7:13 am #3

I suppose that most maybe all new age ideas came out of something real. That's muck to wade through for sure if you're not very intuitive. I just encountered someone who discredit Osho for all the typical reasons claiming he duped people with meditations and drugs to steal their money. I guess that it must appear that way if you cannot tell that he is legit. People are much afraid of frauds they can't tell what is real.
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May 6th, 2017, 7:18 am #4

Just tonight I read a comment from someone, somewhere:
"God sounds pretty egotistical to me".
I quietly chuckled. What could you say to something like that? It's so crazy on so many levels.

"Squawk!" said the crow, and then made space.
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May 7th, 2017, 9:02 am #5

In my experience, people project their own nonsense onto God. Fred Phelps, of the Westboro Baptist Church, believed in a God partially defined by anger. Why's that? Oh, yeah. Phelps was a total rage-case.

"God sounds pretty egotistical to me." What, because you're not Him?
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May 17th, 2018, 6:47 pm #6

Some people like blaming God for everything. It's perfect! God never mounts a defense. There are no consequences!
Except, of course, for the big consequence of the blamer having a terrible life (to rage about, and blame God for).

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