The Genealogy of Morals
The sort of self-contradiction which seems to be present in ascetic people, “life opposing life,” is — this much is clear — physiologically (and not only physiologically) considered — simply absurd. It can only be apparent. It must be some kind of temporary expression, an interpretation, formula, make up, a psycho-logical misunderstanding of something whose real nature could not be understood for a long time, could not for a long time be described in itself — a mere word, caught in an old gap in human understanding. So let me counter that briefly with the facts of the matter: the ascetic ideal arises out of the instinct for protection and salvation in a degenerating life, which seeks to keep itself going by any means and struggles for its existence. It indicates a partial physiological inhibition and exhaustion, against which those deepest instincts for living which still remain intact continuously fight on with new methods and innovations. The ascetic ideal is one such method. The facts are thus precisely the opposite of what those who honour this ideal claim — life is struggling in that ideal and by means of that ideal with death and against death: the ascetic ideal is a manoeuvre for the preservation of life.
Oi, você, Emo, se sentindo sozinho. Leia Nietzsche, e seja feliz!
Falando sério, achei o texto integral da Genealogia da Moral, que é um texto bem importante do bigodudo – e que, pessoalmente eu gosto. Tá aqui, em inglês (tem link para versão em alemão na página ali em cima). Ainda não descobri se tá inteiro online, ou se são só trechos. Estou com muito sono para descobrir agora.
Fica a dica.
Por favor, não leiam o Frederico com o espírito miguxo. (alguém tem alguma sugestão para isto em alemão? Eu sugiro Der Hirschegeist)