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1 May 2008 Nihilism:A Fatality for Europe According to Nietzsche , nihilism is the will to nothingness . In other words , life no longer holds a meaning for man anymore and he feels as though he is merely following a daily routine . He accepts customs absolutely and loses his animal instincts in the process , losing his main drive for living . In consenting to following a custom without a word , man comes to find that anything opposing the customs he has come to live with to be wrong and evil . In order to cope with the evil we come across in this manner , we develop a conscious which gives way to guilt . To avoid this feeling , we distract ourselves and live in a newfound state of denial in which we find no pleasure in life
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Unformatted text preview: . When comparing this observation to the selections of On the Genealogy of Morals , Nietzsche is implying that man is no longer appealing , and he is wearisome now. I believe nihilism is a fatality for Europe because if man is losing his purpose and sense of living , then he has no drive to become something greater than what he is now. There is no reason to push himself to his limits to see how far he can reach if he can’t find a meaning in the action . Man needs a will to go on along with a love for life and nature, which subsequently includes his own animal nature that he has lost or else he cannot live at all ....
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