Nietzsche concludes book III (268-275) of The Gay Science by posing 8 questions to himself & answering them. I found, answering them as if they were philosophically incentivized Rorschach blotches, quite revealing.
I prepared this post yesterday, it was my father’s birthday, so I sent him the questions to answer, to find out something about himself; no better day to have something of yourself revealed to you on the day you were born, right? I wish more people considered such a gift for me.
Here are the questions with my answers, I encourage you to share your own answers in the comments, & make this post more interactive, which is my intention—indulge me, for Nietzsche’s sake.
What makes one heroic? Not being tempted by convenience.
In what do you believe? That the content of character improves with the impartial harvesting of ideas, for ideas sake.
What does your conscience say? First let me wake it…it sleeps so heavily…it says… just a moment…”YOU ARE HUMAN & STILL NOT ENTIRELY AWARE OF IT. WHY?”
Where are your greatest dangers? In the guilt that I deserve for the correction of other people’s ongoing errors, committed blindly.
What do you love in others? That they are capable of persuading themselves unexpectedly.
Whom do you call bad? Those who are courted by a single emotion or idea & make a passion & persona out of it.
What do you consider most humane? To listen without the urge to reply.
What is the seal of liberation? To not be ashamed to be seen with your Self.