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Author: Daniel Zeitler
„My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it—all idealism is mendacity in the face of what is necessary—but love it." – Friedrich Nietzsche
Amor Fati. I interpret this concept as a keen acceptance for everything that happens in my life. To let life surprise me and love everything that happens.
What you throw on top of the fire is fuel for the fire. What we have to practice repeatedly is the love for everything that happens. Not just accepting or tolerating it, but loving it. You will be better for this having happened to you. Take what you can from the situation, use it as fuel. You become better from it, you become improved by it. Amor Fati – I’m gonna make the most out of it. I’m not going to let this stop me. I’m going to be better for this having happened.
Despite the radical idea of acceptance, according to Nietzsche, man should by no means cower in a fatalistic passivity, but work on solutions and realize himself.
There is only the here and now.