“The idea of individual responsibility in terms of today’s common belief is based on the atomistic notion of the individual as a separated entity that stands for division and linear causality. No phenomena in the whole universe is caused by a single individual. Everything that happens is the result of collective interactions.
Under this light, the notions of merit and guilt are as primitive, useless and childish as the mindset that originated them. That said, the adult and higher-minded man goes about this reality on the basis of… there is me, there is you… and there’s the rest of this universe around us.”
~ Eric Bochene
as Nietzsche put it…
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
As opposed to the obedient, the believers and the followers, the free spirit, intellectually and emotionally mature, experienced as they are and knowing humanity for what it’s worth… couldn’t care less about what others think about them and their ideas. Having no beliefs or ideologies to protect nor the honor of invisible masters to kill or die for, there’s no offense they can take seriously nor insults worth spilling blood for.
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
“Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
“There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe.” — Friedrich Nietzsche