4.4.3 Nietzsche II. 1-4 I) (1) Active Forgetfulness a. “To remain undisturbed by the noise of consciousness for a time […] a little quietness, […] to make room for new things, above all for the nobler functions and functionaries, for regulation, foresight, premeditation […]—that is the purpose of active forgetfulness” i. “There could be no happiness, no cheerfulness, no hope, no pride, no present, without forgetfulness.” ii. It’s a conscious decision to let things go so that you can concentrate on better, nobler things b. To promise, one must be able to calculate one’s self and environment in the future and anticipate what will come i. One must also be calculable, or predictable II) (2) Origin of Responsibility a. For man to make promises they need to be able to calculate their own behavior and this can only be done if man is “uniform, like among like, regular, and consequently calculable” i. Man was made calculable through the “morality of mores and the social straitjacket”
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