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    The self-authenticity is one of the most

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    The self-authenticity is one of the most important subjects in Nietzsche's philosophy. For Nietzsche, to be authentic is to free oneself from nowadays culture and it's morality. The modern culture is wrong for german philosopher for many reasons, and if we want to understand why this culture is so destructive to human beings, we should to present some of them. Firstly, the modern culture deny all the basic human's instincts and treat them like they were something that one should to overcome. For example, if someone feels hatred or envy, today's world tells him that these feeling are definitely wrong and noble man shouldn't feel them. But it wasn't always like that. In Greek's culture envy and hatred were feelings which allowing to advance. When a Greek athlete saw that his freind was faster than him, he wanted to become better in his performance. The same was in another areas. So, as we see, Nietzsche didn't want to overcome human's instincts but rather transform them to the point where there'll be the unity of culture and nature. Nietzsche knew that a man isn't able to abandon his nature, so the only way to remain authentic is to use and affirm them. Each other way entails false-self which contradicts itself. In the social situations, at work for example, when a man fells anger, the culture tells him that he should repress this feeling and smile instead if he want to appear as a good worker to the public. Because of that the modern culture is falsified at her roots and are only able to give birth to an unauthenthic person which treats their own nature as something evil or strange. In these conditions man doesn't truly love himself, so the modern culture recquires overcoming.

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    Re: The self-authenticity is one of the most

    Quote Originally Posted by mdzugaj View Post
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    The Self-authenticity is one of the most important subjects in Nietzsche's philosophy. For Nietzsche, to be authentic is to free oneself from today's culture and its morality. The modern culture is wrong for the German philosopher for many reasons, and if we want to understand why this culture is so destructive to human beings, we should discuss some of them.

    Separate paragraphs.

    tFirstly, the Contemporary culture denies all the basic human instincts and treats them like they were something that one should to overcome. For example, if someone feels hatred or envy, today's world tells him that these feeling are definitely wrong and noble man shouldn't feel them. But it wasn't always like that. In Greek's culture, envy and hatred were feelings which allowed. When a Greek athlete saw that his freind was faster than he was, he wanted to improve his performance. It was the same was in another areas.

    Separate paragraphs.

    So, as we see, Nietzsche didn't want to overcome human instincts but rather transform them to the point where there would be the unity of culture and nature. Nietzsche knew that people can't abandon their nature, so the only way to remain authentic is to use and affirm it. Every other way entails false-self, which contradicts itself. In the social situations, at work for example, when you anger, the culture says you should repress this feeling and smile, instead. of you want to appear to be a good worker to the public.

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    Because of that, our culture is falsified at its roots and can only give birth to an unauthenthic person, which treats his or her own nature as something evil or strange. In these conditions man doesn't truly love himself, so the modern culture recquires overcoming.
    I deleted Firstly because you had no Secondly.

    Modern can be a misleading word because the mid-twentieth century is often called the modern period.

    Use gender-neutral language.
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    Re: The self-authenticity is one of the most

    Your example isn't one of either envy or hatred. (I wouldn't encourage either one.)

    You get angry at somebody.

    Also, I would say that the culture of today requires that you overcome your basic nature.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-May-2021 at 16:07. Reason: Fixed typo
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