I have always thought that Nietzsche was my favorite philosopher. He thought of things in such a primal way, a way that touched something deep, unlike others who described the mind, Nietzsche went to the heart and soul. Like the quote above. I don’t think he was an intellectual in the same sense that Kant was, but he went to the core of things in a way that Kant never could.
I think that Nietzsche is the ideal philosopher for the weightlifter, because he described life in terms of basic primal drives, what the human is driven to do, not logic. There really is no logic in weightlifting, you have to want it in a deep, illogical way. I think Nietzsche would have approved of weightlifting in a way that he NEVER could have have approved of modern professional sports.
I dedicate this blog entry to Donny Shankle, a man that Neitzsche would have loved.