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Nietzschean Diary 1


It is early on Sunday morning. I am drinking strong coffee before driving over the the climbing gym so I can get an hour’s bouldering in. Bouldering is such tough exercise that it can almost wipe me out for the rest of the day, but I have established a morning routine on Saturdays and Sundays and I don’t want to break it now that it's in place. Plus, early in the mornings there is no one around so you get the place to yourself, which is a real luxury if you're a relative amateur like me. I will have been climbing for two years come March 2019 and I’ve made some good progress, but I am still nowhere near many of the regulars at the gym. Something to aim for.

Bouldering gym

I have decided that it is a good idea for me to start logging my journal entries here on the Nietzsche Self Help blog, a so-called Nietzschean Diary, so I can share the records of my progress with you. Back when I started this blog in December 2017, one year ago, I wrote that:

'in order to test the system as I draw it piece by piece from the Nietzschean literary corpus, I am going to try and live the system, testing the theories, implementing the recommendations, learning the harsh lessons that Nietzsche felt were so important to a meaningful life. It is, I suppose, an experiment. As I write the book and attempt to put its principles into effect, I will document my experience in this blog. Can one live and, better yet, thrive in a Nietzschean way? Ultimately, is it even possible to begin live up to Nietzsche's Superhuman aspirations?’

For the past year I have been avidly researching Nietzschean personal development and starting to implement my own life changes based on the findings. To date, I have probably not shared as much as I might have, and so now I intend to rectify that, as well as keeping you abreast of the development of the book - which I am really excited about.

Since the book idea came into being, I have been re-considering my life situation and it is clear to me that some significant changes may be necessary in order to give this project the time and attention is deserves. The most radical step I am now considering is quitting my full-time job and spending pretty much all my waking hours delivering the finished text. This is not a step to be taken lightly. It requires preparation and planning and it involves a good deal of risk. However, I believe that sometimes you just have to go all-in on your goals.

In the next log entry, I will talk some more about this but in the meantime, let me know your thoughts on these Nietzschean Diary updates.

Keep Living Dangerously. NIL

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