Nietzsche (1844-1900) often considered how to fill the spiritual void left behind by the death of organised religion, famously saying “God is dead.”
The Philosophies for Life YouTube channel put together this video (above) distilling Nietzsche’s most profound thoughts on the subject.
Hopefully it can inform your own process of self-discovery. Here’s the key takeaways:
1 Don’t follow the herd mentality: “You need to go your own way, leave the herd behind, and then shine a light so bright it can’t be ignored.”
2 Embrace the difficult aspects of self-discovery: “No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
3 Say ‘yes’ to what gives you meaning: “He who has a ‘why’ can bear almost any ‘how’.”
4 Find your true values: “If a demon were to say to you, ‘this life as you now live it you will have to live innumerable times more’, would you not curse the demon who spoke thus?”