Nietzsche’s Fundamental Component of Human Identity: The Will to Power
Do you have what it takes to overcome obstacles and strive for greatness?
“My humanity is a constant self-overcoming.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
In his book “Beyond Good and Evil,” German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche discussed the will to power — a fundamental component of human identity.
He claimed that it is the main driving force in humans, aiming at intensifying power and creativity. This idea underpins Nietzsche’s notion of eternal recurrence and metaphysics.
It is a dynamic energy in constant change and striving, which may be seen in the form of encounters with challenges.
In essence, it is what makes us human.
Contrasted with living for procreation, pleasure, or happiness, the will to power summarizes all man’s struggle against his surrounding environment and his reason for living in it. It is a never-ending journey towards becoming the best version of ourselves.
Nietzsche’s philosophy can be seen as an attack against Christianity, which he saw as a slave morality that denies one’s will.
He believed that for progress in society, …