"Few are made for independence - it is a privilege of the strong. And he who attempts it, having the completest right to it but without being compelled to, thereby proves that he is probably not only strong but also daring to the point of recklessness. He ventures into a labyrinth, he multiplies by a thousand the dangers which life as such already brings with it, not the smallest of which is that no one can behold how and where he goes astray, is cut off from others, and is torn to pieces limb from limb by some cave-minotaur of conscience. If such a one is destroyed, it takes place so far from the understanding of men that they neither feel it nor sympathise - and he can no longer go back! He can no longer go back even to the pity of men! -" BGE 29
"The unfortunate one, also, did not seem to notice that some one was beside him; on the contrary, he continually looked around with moving gestures, like one forsaken and isolated from all the world. At last, however, after much trembling and convulsion, and curling-himself-up, he began to lament thus: Who warm'th me, who lov'th me still?....All my hot tears in streamlets trickle their course to thee! And all my final hearty fervour - Up-glow'th to thee! Oh, come thou back, mine unfamiliar God! My pain! My final bliss! Here, however Zarathustra could no longer restrain himself; he took his staff and struck the wailer with all his might. Stop this, cried he to him with wrathful laughter. Stop this, thou stage-player! Thou false coiner! Thou liar from the very heart! I know thee well! I will soon make warm legs to thee, thou evil magician: I know well how - to make it hot for such as thou!" TSZ 65
"I insist that philosophical labourers and men of science in general should once and for all cease to be confused with philosophers" BGE 211
What have I revealed here? An unashamed love of Nietzsche, a knowledge of at least two of his books, an understanding of this thread and an ability to unite these things in one post.
What is revealed in the opening post of this thread? A desire to share, a selective idea of who to share with, and thereby a readiness to deal with those who don't feel shared with when sharing was the intention.
Ascolo, you feign to merely express yourself and that is good enough, but a public presentation of material over a private record of it undeniably shows a need to interact with others, expecting a response. Do you think anyone on this forum has received your written excesses in accordance with how you intended us to receive them? If you wish to show us your fruits, and then tell us they were only for you, you show us instead that your pride has been wounded.
I think the crux of all of this is that people get pissed off with incapability more than anything. You demonstrate incapability by desiring a positive response to what you are proud of and then when it is not met how you hoped, you insult us by attempting to cover this up. It is clear what your intention was and that you failed in your intention, and this failure is neither laughed at or mourned. You retreat and carry on as you were, *acting* like your pride was not wounded when it has been. A simple *show* of honesty would have avoided all of this hostility.
What you do show is a capability in engaging with us on the level of petty argument and not on the level that you supposed was your true height - your written thoughts. This ungreatness is why I will equate you with "The Magician" in my second quote of the above three, and not the first.
You medicate your outbursts and panics and pains. This is treatment as concealment - physicians of this day love that. Your overflow is not met with acceptance and joy. You feel compelled to withdraw yourself, NOT to attempt independence. You submit your independence to your master: the shame of being rejected by social expectation. This demonstrates your engagement with the herd and the herd instinct, in that you heed their words and you attribute them value. Now you show them that you *are* of use to them with your proud works, but only to the few of them - the utility herd scholastic labourers - so that your place amongst them will feel special and *validate* your withdrawal from society as something that you are now in control of and justified in doing. This, rather than submitting with honesty that you withdrew in fear.
~So sayeth your benevolent sovereign lord~