The School Of Life: Life Lessons from Nietzsche

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The Life Lesson series takes a great thinker and highlights those ideas most relevant to us today. These books show how wise voices from the past have urgently important and inspiring things to tell us.

‘There is no more desolate creature in nature than the man who has broken away from his true genius and does nothing but peer about.’ External goals aren’t the ones we ought to concentrate on Friedrich Nietzsche believed. Instead, if we focus ourselves on learning from the present we can focus on revealing why we exist.

Find who you want to emulate and use your restlessness to shun sloth and work on becoming the person you want to be. Nietzsche was a German philosopher, poet and cultural critic. He is best known for his controversial idea of ‘life affirmation’ that challenged traditional morality and all doctrines. Born in 1844 outside Leipzig, Germany, his teachings inspired people in all walks of life, from dancers and poets to psychologists and social revolutionaries.

About the Author John Armstrong is a Scot but a long-term resident of Melbourne. He is a philosopher and author and his books include In Search of Civilization and The School of Life title How to Worry Less About Money.

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