Great philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in his Thus spoke Zarathustra told us a man should become an ‘ overman ‘ or ‘ ubermensch ‘i.e. someone who believes in the nihilism of the universe (Believing that life has no inherent meaning) and because of this, he believes that he can do whatever he wants in life. Create his own rules of life. This idea is great but…… There are certain places where I am unable to work on this idea. I will share a series of questions here. So, I will make sure that I ask a single topic every time.
- Why should I care?
- Why not do whatever I want whenever I want? Why work..? It has no meaning. Moreover, life has no meaning or purpose. We know that.
Why should I care for my goals in life? I do not understand like why ? Having a good body is nice , a successful career , travelling the space , being a officer etc But if in end , they have no meaning, no purpose or not just life ends as death but also the goals end along with you since you will not be there anymore , won't remember anything related to it anymore. Why care ?
Why not just enjoy or do whatever you want whenever you feel like ? Drink , smoke , party , play video games , sleep for long hours. I mean , Why is it that I have to be bounded by rules. Why cant I have what i want ? No one made any kind of rule to life or told us about it.Why have we made ourselves or the world like as if you have to be a productivity robot who only works , works……
According to the ubermensch concept by Nietzsche. He also tells us that none of these goals that you are going to pursue will have any meaning in end. They will all go away along with you. Whether you care or not also has no meaning in the end.