“Normaalsetes” oludes ei peaks see tekst Nietzsche mõtetest siia infovoogu üldse sattumagi, kuid praegune piirangute-ajastu võimaldab siiski avada veidi teisi perspektiive, mis ületavad nö tarbimisloogikaid ja oleks võib-olla abi sotsiaalsete süsteemide mõtestamisel. Lisaks on artikkel meeldivalt kättesaadav kõikidele huvilistele, st teadmised ei ole luku taha pandud.
Kes ei ole huvitatud artiklis avatud erinevate tekstide diskussioonis, võib kohe asuda artikli teise osa juurde, mis otsib vastust küsimusele:

what does it mean to become a self and how does one do so?

Foucault ja paljud teised on püüdnud interpreteerida, mida Nietzsche võis mõelda, kui kirjutas, et Jumal on surnud. Ühe selgitusena pakutakse, et Jumalat lihtsalt ei ole enam vaja kui teadmiste ja asjade sidujat, sest nüüdsest on teada, et teadmised ja asjad on eraldiseisvad.
Üks vihje Nietzsche tekstide mõistmiseks tuleb siit:

As Nietzsche writes, ‘Blindness in the face of Christianity’ – the fact that its true nature has not already been grasped – ‘is the crime par excellence – the crime against life’ (1988: 371). For Nietzsche Christianity is predicated on a series of fundamental denials: of reality, the truth and the self.

Ja nüüd lähemale iseendale:

As Beatrice Han-Pile notes, this reflects Nietzsche’s ‘conviction that philosophy is a way of life rather than a theory about life: it has to be lived through to be genuinely understood’ (2009: 234). Knowledge that remains abstract – that is not exemplified by one’s own way of being – is specious and ultimately useless. As Demian comments: ‘Thinking is only of value if it is lived’ (Hesse, 2014: 67). The implicit imperative is that the life of the mind and that of the body must be entwined.

Soovist kontrollida:

‘The last thing I would promise would be to “improve” humanity’ (1988: 258). The effort to ‘improve’ mankind amounts to a resisting of this natural process, the attempt to control the diverse, varied, somewhat unpredictable and challenging human incarnations that would be the result of our heeding the call of self-becoming. The notion of ‘improving’ – that is, controlling – humanity is the very attitude that has led to such widespread lifelessness and misery, as people attempt to conform to narrowly prescribed social roles and values and deny their deeper, unsettling, yet liberating existential stirrings.

Crew, T. (2021). ‘How to become what you are’: Self-becoming and individuation in Nietzsche’s Ecce Homo and Hesse’s Demian and Steppenwolf. Journal of European Studies, 51(1), 3–23. https://doi.org/10.1177/0047244120981166