What does "harm" mean here? According to Nietzsche, it is noble to judge

'what is harmful to me is harmful in itself.'

  • Nietzsche, Friedrich (1954). Werke in drei Bänden. Munich. p. 729.

I assumed that includes the loss of anything a noble person wants: you crash your car and can't drive it now, you've lost something, and are harmed.

A kinder analysis may involve looking at life and asking what one cannot accept has occurred, what cannot be made good etc..

But I find that is the spirit of ressentiment, perhaps because such things tend to follow an arc, meaning that no one event can be considered a harm except for how they frustrate your desires and add to the sad narrative getting one here. Wouldn't it just encourage self pity?

Or does the 'harm' in the phrase miss the point: which is just that I myself, so noble people claim, have intrinsic value, and that in turn justifies extrinsic values.

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