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Authentic Recipe: Nietzsche’s Five-step Approach

Authentic Recipe: Nietzsche’s Five-step Approach

From Year 0 (BCE/CE): 1885.5
Post Date: 12/11/1885

30 Phil, Chapter 30: In this telling of Nietzsche ideas, we take a new look at it and forge it into a five-step authentic recipe. Step one is the Übermensch. It is often translated as the “Overman” or “Superman.” It is a call to individual empowerment and liberation from societal norms and traditional values. Step two in building your authentic self is the breaking of deeply held beliefs, which can cause an existential crisis. Step three is to use the vacuum of the abyss, the void, to add meaning to your life. The goal is not to dwell in Nihilism, but to approach the abyss as close as needed. Step four is about purging the bad and keeping the good. It is the most potent tool Nietzsche offers for the purpose of self-examination. The Eternal Recurrence. Step five, the final step, is about striving towards a life led authentically, a life worthy of infinite repetition. Once the illusions have been dismantled, the final stage involves constructing your authentic self. 

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