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    [Friedrich Nietzsche] E-pub Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen Zweites Stück Read – Kindle & PDF Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Friedrich Nietzsche On the Usefulness and Disadvantage of History for Life Between 1872 when his first book Die Geburt der Tragödie appeared and 1876 when he left the University of Basel to write in Italy Friedrich Nietzsche 1844 1900 wrote an

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    Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche ✓ 4 Free read [Friedrich Nietzsche] E-pub Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen Zweites Stück Read – Kindle & PDF I have forgotten how I love Nietzsche What a wickedly dry spell it has been without his verve In this small book he argues that the excessively historical man is bound to be a neurotic miserable creature—incapable of happiness and subseuently of action But I feel he never truly persuades us that happiness is a good in and of itsel

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    [Friedrich Nietzsche] E-pub Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen Zweites Stück Read – Kindle & PDF I had totally forgotten what it was like to read some Neechy and now I remember what it was that I loved about reading his stuff It’s like an alien mentality Some of the points he makes and his insights into human nature seem as t

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    [Friedrich Nietzsche] E-pub Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen Zweites Stück Read – Kindle & PDF This short booklet basically a pamphlet was one of Nietzsche's early writings before he became The Anti Christ and contracted a bad ca

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    [Friedrich Nietzsche] E-pub Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen Zweites Stück Read – Kindle & PDF One star's a bit harsh Popular history can still be understood in terms of the categories he comes up with here all the biographies of Churchill and Reagan? Lifeless monumental history The obsession with Americana and 'authentic' 'simple' living? Lifeless antiuarianism Post colonialpost structuralistpost modernist history

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    [Friedrich Nietzsche] E-pub Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen Zweites Stück Read – Kindle & PDF In this book Nietzsche laments over a condition that he is finding in the youth of Germany they are lacking a personality They have an encyclopedic knowledge of everything and are chained to the past The past must be forgotten if it is not to become the gravedigger of the present he says He identifies five problems that excess history presents for living a good life1 Excess of a contrast between the inside and the outside We ha

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    [Friedrich Nietzsche] E-pub Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen Zweites Stück Read – Kindle & PDF But every people indeed every person who wishes to become mature needs such an enveloping delusion such a protecting and veiling cloud But today people generally despise becoming mature because they honour history than living Indeed people exult over the fact that now science is beginning to rule over living It is possible that people will attain that goal but it is certain that a life so governed is not worth

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Vom Nutzen und Nachtheil der Historie für das Leben Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen Zweites StückLike to read some Neechy and now I remember what it was that I oved about reading his stuff It s ike an alien mentality Some of the points he makes and his insights into human nature seem as though they come from an alien that has been secretly observing us for a few hundred years This book is about the burden with which we transpose the essons and the fetters of history into our reality today His point is that the real superman is the iconoclast who can throw away no destroy the ballast of history and ook at the world as though with a fresh pair of eyes and almost in a history agnostic kind of way There were a few very interesting points that he raised Our culture is not so much something that we are continuously improving but rather something that is handed down from generations before and we acuiesce to its norms Our culture today if truly understood is knowledge of culture rather than culture itself A bouuet of words which beautifully describe rather than an explosion of action that actually amount to something real If we want to progress scientifically as uickly as possible then we are ikely to destroy science as uickly as possible also A patient approach would be ideal when it comes to scientific progress rather than jump headfirst into the next app or technological theory that comes our way internet of things Ai robotics big data cloud virtual reality Patience is bravery as imam Ali once said Education does not need to follow the historical model that it has always followed We don t need to have one teacher standing up in a class in front of 30 eager to please imitators The greatest have always bought their children up differently Build your homes on the slopes of Vesuvius was one of Nietzsche s famous uotes and if once erupted there are only a few that would dare to build their homes with their oved ones on its slopes and yet we ive our The Best Canadian Animal Stories: Classic Tales by Master Storytellers lives building our existence around the simmering volcano in ourselves Our worlds are shattered once in a while by some catastrophic event we don t crawl into a ball and die but continue toive around the Dantesue inferno that could explode at any time This takes one away from a mind set of security and calm and further away even from the belief in the eternal How can you The Vagabonds look a day in advance when you fear the molten rock rumbling deep within your soul The superman can Nietzsche says My first foray into Nietzsche haseft me shaken to the coreFor better or worse he was an expert rhetorician even as one shudders to recognize the seeds of justification for The Gilgul of Park Avenue later historical atrocities in his philosophies one cannot help but feel enamoured by his prose and the undeniable style of his arguments So many times I gave audible way to awe reluctantly putting the book down to copy some choice phrases into a notebookTo my view this essay was a call to action for generations stuck in an obsession with existing fact and history as pushed by then modern education which Nietzsche felt robbed them of their own culture and personalities and very beings anded them to be easily ruled The philosophy imits the value of history to that which stirs active improvement in the present and warns us against becoming slaves to information taking art and feeling to be the better virtues I agreed with much of it but recoiled at other times as when the ugly heads of classicism and xenophobia poked through the poetry Nietzsche argued for example that the infiltration of other cultures into Germany eft its citizens overwhelmingly fascinated with irrelevant ideas and histories and further moved them from a unified culture Of course I may have brought hindsight to the reading and tarnished his original meaningNevertheless the arguments in the essay while generally compelling and endlessly fascinating are a bit messy There s a Even Eagles Need a Push: Learning to Soar in a Changing World lot of self contradiction and even meta acknowledgement of it alongside scathing critiues of irony that bring the effort full circle to meta irony A reader recognizing himself as slavishly reading a historical text that both critiues the slavish attention to history and admires the unhistorical virtues of ancient Greek culture soon finds himself in a tangle of recursion noonger sure which way is up Frankly I oved that facet of the reading It made me think Hard It tickled my beautiful prose button and mercilessly challenged my intellectual capacities my own assumptions and philosophies and my core beliefs as a scientist Nietzsche is ultimately it seems against science as a search for truth arguing that it only considers what is true and right and thus finished and historical He writes that science hates the forgetfulness that is the death of knowledge Whereas I appreciate his point within the context of what he calls the historical malady I think he has a diminished understanding of what science is At east to me science is incredibly fluid and creative and is never finished It must adapt to current understandings and must give up the constraints of ego to permit the reality of a constantly shifting truth Forgetting is as central to science as it is to the beast who goes into the present ike a number without eaving any curious remainder except that for science the curiosity that remains is precisely the pointLovely food for thought Will chew again Nietzsche hits on some real dilemmas related to academic history but his attempts to address them are ess than helpful to put it mildly To be fair to Nietzsche and also to annoy him it is worth placing the work in its historical context Nietzsche was writing in the early days of academic history which initially developed in Germany I m not familiar enough with the historiography of Nietzsche s time to be To Know How Accurate Some Of His know how accurate some of about academic history really were but academic history was an immature discipline at the time Adjusting to a new method of historical writing was not always easy for people of Nietzsche s day or to people since for that matter and the hiccups involved in developing a new discipline might have influenced Nietzsche s negative opinion Certainly historians since his time have grappled with most of the uestions he raises in a variety of ways and I doubt that anyone would be able to publish a similar work todayNietzsche complaints throughout the book that being overly saturated in history hampers people from being capable of action The problem is that the tension is ess between history and action and between thought and action Some people will have a tendency to think than act or vice versa depending on their personality Yes thinking when action is needed can be dangerous or even hamper someone s personal development the atter seems to be "Nietzsche s main concern here But history is not the source of the tensionNietzsche seems to want history to only function "s main concern here But history is not the source of the tensionNietzsche seems to want history to only function an art not as a science After all that is how history was written for most of history and only in the ate 19th century did that begin to change Unfortunately it is history s scientific aspect that is the fact that history has a strict methodology now that makes history at all reliable While Nietzsche is right that perfect objectivity is impossible and that history is an art as well as a science rejecting historical methodology because it is too complicated and includes detail than people can make use of does not solve the problem His complaints about historians treating the modern era as the pinnacle of progress are probably accurate however and highlight a very real historical fallacy Modern historians are usually aware that this attitude is a problem but some are effective than others in keeping it from coloring their own workThere is a certain sense in which Nietzsche s hostility toward academic history is understandable most historians would tear his idealization of the classical era apart His developing philosophy appears to be deeply anti historical dependent on a certain interpretation of classical The Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography literature than on anything empirically verifiable So perhaps it is no wonder that Nietzsche delivers such a stinging attack His ideas about the importance of great men to historyikewise would be taken to pieces by any historian today People who advance radical ideas when society is not ready for them an approach Nietzsche seems to applaud are typically ignored if not burned at the stake English society was not ready for John Wycliffe s ideas but two centuries The Catholic Home later Germany was ready for Martin Luther s Luther was definitely a significant figure and he stamped his own personality on the Reformation it might not have unfolded exactly as it did without his involvement But by Luther s time enough changes had occurred in society that some sort of religious shakeup was waiting to occur And his concern with assurance would not have occurred to anyone several centuries earlier Was Luther a great man in Nietzsche s sense Sure But he was still formed by the society he came from History is complex Individual people don t have much power to turn it in an entirely different direction aot of individuals doing the same things are another story Nietzsche s elitism is really starting to show here and it Sarah Binks leads him in entirely the wrong directio. Ts Moreover I obtain for myself something of even value to me than respectability I become publicly instructed and set straight about our times This essay is also out of touch with the times because here I am trying for once to see as a contemporary disgrace infirmity and defect something of which our age is justifiably proud its historical culture For I believe in fact that we are all suffering from a consumptive historical fever and at the veryeast should recognize that we are afflicted with it If Goethe with good reason said that with our virtues we simultaneously cultivate our faults and if as everyone knows a hypertrophic virtue as the historical sense of our age appears to me to be can serve to destroy a people just as well as a hypertrophic vice then people may make allowance for me this once Also in my defence I should not conceal the fact that the experiences which aroused these feelings of torment in me I have derived for the most part from myself and only from others for the purpose of comparison and that insofar as I am a student of ancient times particularly the Greeks I come as a child in these present times to such anachronistic experiences concerning mysel. ,


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History all serve ife though they can also hurt it as mentioned But all are to be contrasted with the history of the historian whose science has stepped between Too Many Puppies! life and history and cut their bonds Here Nietzsche is revisiting in some detail a thesis he already touched upon in Die Geburt der Trag die science and its concomitant abstraction have sucked theifeblood the instincts out of modern man He is skinning just one of their manifestations in this text the history of the historian but he is whetting his knife for them all He details five ways this history is inimical and dangerous to The Wanderers life it weakens personality through overexposure to foreign cultures and history I should have about zero personality by now if this thesis is correct it gives the illusion that the current culture has the greatest virtue and justice the instincts are destroyed and both the individual and the whole cannot fully ripen it gives the illusion that one isate born that one is an epigone it The Last Dickens leads mankind into self irony cynicism and egotism He gives aengthy discussion of each of these points taking the opportunity to knee many of his most despised objects bureaucrats functionaries contemporary philosophers historians pretensions to objectivity etc in the groin Reading over the other reviews of this book it is clear that each reader has his own Nietzsche I don t agree with many of his philosophical opinions and I abhor his cult of genius But then I am an early 21st century intellectual who has willingly nay gleefully saturated himself with history and foreign cultures and is disdainful of the antiuarian history into which he was born I am his Flachkopf made corporeal And yet I still am reading his texts because as I briefly indicated in another review Nietzsche went where no one else before him went and he never came back He went there with a megalomaniacal verve and an astounding prose style Some of the things he told us on the way are valuable the course of his travels to wherever he went is fascinating A word concerning Nietzsche s prose style In this text Nietzsche jettisons the purple Romantic prose of his previous writings and offers us something closely approximating his mature style a fluid flexible elouent prose strongly influenced by Greco Roman writers For in this and all subseuent texts Nietzsche is not writing for an academic audience but rather for a general educated readership as did those earlier writers And as they did Nietzsche tries to make his points to such a audience by telling Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes little stories using extended metaphors etc He even uses a uote from Jonathan Swift to generate a bellyaugh and to reduce a target ad absurdum When he starts going on about the German soul or about how his ideas are manly and those of the objects of his criticism are feminine my eyes begin to glaze over but otherwise even when I object to the content he holds my attention beautifully This book has been translated into English under at Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire least two different titles On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life and On the Use and Abuse of History for Life I suppose the translators wanted to have a certain parallelism in their titles which Nietzsche did not have in his he went with alliteration Is it not the case that nearly every one of these is manifested in our age an age in which history insofar as it is known to the general public at all is known only under the guise of monumental antiuarian or critical history And if this is true then what iseft of the criticism Nietzsche evels at historians history Rating This short booklet basically a pamphlet was one of Nietzsche s early writings before he became The Anti Christ and contracted a bad case of megalomania where he would sign his etters to people as The Crucified The title On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life summarizes Nietzsche s thesis with this work Nietzsche criticizes the Germany of his time as without culture and Diamantmysteriet lacking instinct a place where a sick soulless inwardness prevails and a synthetic pseudo kultur disguises the real feeling of the country Nietzsche blames this phenomenon on the typical German s abstract feelings and belief in unharmed inwardness Nietzsche also states Only strong personalities can endure history the weak are completely extinguished by it Nietzsche believed that the modern German noonger trusted and had faith in himself therefore when ooking at history he would think how am I to feel here as opposed to the actual reality of the situation Looking at how absurd the typical American s and European irrational and total ignorance of in general views on the second World War II certainly proves that Nietzsche s views are still than relevant today When talking about most historical and contemporary events most people have an anti intellectual emotional response that they have unknowingly been indoctrinated and conditioned with ike Pavlov s dog All in all this is a very insightful work in regards to understanding history and its context especially among different type of individuals from the neuter to the alpha powerful Maybe if people read works ike this they would realize that their worship of historical myths presented as conclusive facts would be extinguished but that is facts would be extinguished but that is doubtful In a world where collectivist anti intellectual metaphysical propaganda dominates and where virtually all professional Historians are compromised by the thought police it is very hard for one to discern the true facts of history from the propaganda of ies In this book Nietzsche Torrent of Portyngale: Re-Edited from the Unique Ms. in the Chetham Library, Manchester (Classic Reprint) laments over a condition that he is finding in the youth of Germany they areacking a personality They have an encyclopedic knowledge of everything and are chained to the past The Past Must Be Forgotten If It Is Not To Become must be forgotten if it is not to become gravedigger of the present he says He identifies five problems that excess history presents for The Pocket Mommy living a goodife1 Excess of a contrast between the inside and the outside We have far too much content and too ittle form to present it in 2 We think ourselves just than people from the past The same will happen to us in a few years Our instincts then become denatured3 The knowledge we have of ife the As If Being 12 3/4 Isnt Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! lessife we actually have Living things cease to As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President! live when they have been dissected4 Too much knowledge of history makes us feelike Stickman Odyssey, Book 2: The Wrath of Zozimos latecomers who missed the greatest thinkers When we try to beike them we are The Last of the Tribe like shitty imitators epigones5 We surrender our personality to the world process Hegel and Marx both believed in the dialectical process by which human behavior is assimilated and processed into new ideas or social strata Nietzsche saw the problem being that we would one day attempt to achieve an objective history and thenose our subjectivity He finishes by saying we need the power to forget just as much as we need to remember what happened in the past Nietzsche goes against Descartes by saying that it should be vivo ergo cogito I ive therefore I think With Descartes only thinking is guaranteed us with Nietzsche ife is guaranteed us But every people indeed every person who wishes to become mature needs such an enveloping delusion such a protecting and veiling cloud But today people generally despise becoming mature because they honour history than The Book of Air living Indeed people exult over the fact that now science is beginning to rule overiving It is possible that people will attain that goal but it is certain that a ife so governed is not worth much because it is much ess iving and it establishes a ife for the future far The Seduction of Miranda Prosper less than does the previousife governed not by knowledge but by instinct and powerful illusory images But as stated it is clearly not to be the era of fully developed and mature people of harmonious personalities but the era of common work which is as useful as possible That however amounts only to the fact that people are to be trained for the purposes of the time in order to get to work with their hands as promptly as possible They are to The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Academy labour in the factories of the universal utilities before they are mature that is so that they really noonger become mature because this would be a uxury which would deprive the abour market of a ot of power We blind some birds so that they sing beautifully I do not think that today s people sing beautifully than their grandfathers but I do know this we blind them early But the method the disreputable method which people use to blind them is excessively bright excessively sudden and excessively changing ight The young person is Elizabeth I lashed through all the centuries Youngsters who understand nothing about a war a diplomatic action or a trade policy are found fit to be introduced to political history But then just as the young person races through history so we moderns race through the store rooms of art andisten to concerts We really feel that something sounds different from something else that something has a different effect than something else Constantly osing of this feeling of surprise and dislike becoming excessively astonished no onger or finally allowing oneself to enjoy everything people really call that historical sense historical education I had totally forgotten what it was. O bring this phenomenon to Theres Always a Trail / Home in the Valley light as a remarkable symptom of our time is every bit as necessary as it may be painful I have tried to describe a feeling which has often enough tormented me I take my revenge on this feeling when I expose it to the general public Perhaps with such a description someone or other will have reason to point out to me that he also knows this particular sensation but that I have not felt it with sufficient purity and naturalness and definitely have not expressed myself with the appropriate certainty and mature experience Perhaps one or two will respond in this way However most people will tell me that this feeling is totally wrong unnatural abominable and absolutely forbidden that with it in fact I have shown myself unworthy of the powerful historical tendency of the times as it has been by common knowledge observed for the past two generations particularly among the Germans Whatever the reaction now that I dare to expose myself with this natural description of my feeling common decency will be fostered rather than shamed because I am providing many opportunities for a contemporary tendencyike the reaction just mentioned to make polite pronouncemen. ,

I have forgotten how I ove Nietzsche What a wickedly dry spell it has been without his verve In this small book he argues that the excessively historical man is bound to be a neurotic miserable creature incapable of happiness and subseuently of action But I feel he never truly persuades us that happiness is a good in and of itself And I do not believe that a crushed spirit renders one incapable of art To the contrary I would contend that it is the compulsive maniacs among us who make the best artists Who better to supply proof of this hypothesis than Nietzsche himself the raving perpetually ill solitary oner of a man that he was His admission to a mental asylum his psychosis the congeries of physical symptoms that afflicted him throughout his ife who indeed better to attest to those ever fragile borders of psychosis genius and art And too his pronouncement that no philosopher has been a musician than he So yes reading Nietzsche is a pleasure but The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse like all music I am afraid that at times he is sublime as much as he is incomprehensible One star s a bit harsh Popular history can still be understood in terms of the categories he comes up with here all the biographies of Churchill and Reagan Lifeless monumental history The obsession with Americana and authentic simpleiving Lifeless antiuarianism Post colonialpost structuralistpost modernist history Lifeless critical history But then Nietzsche was harsh and it s only fair to be harsh back He describes three types of historiography monumental history which can either provide examples of greatness for the present or refuse the possibility of greatness in the present antiuarian history which can either make us comfortable in our own time and place by showing its historical context or encourage us to ive in the past and forsake the present and critical history which criticises the past and attempts to create a new one for itself or makes us ignore our own descent eading to a conflict between our actual and our created pasts In the good versions the former in my Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: list it is studied for the sake ofife In the bad versions the atter in my ist history is studied for the sake of itself or for utilitarian ends This The Essential Library for New Moms 4-Book Bundle: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child; The Baby Food Bible; Infant Massage; Colic Solved leads to a people with weak personalities which believes itself to be just than other ages is immatureeads to a melancholy belief that we are nothing than the children of the great irony and eventually the cynical inversion of this belief that rather we are the great descendants of the weak That s the meat It s surrounded by a bunch of rants against the The Triangle of Truth: The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Resolving Conflicts Largeand Small late nineteenth century I m sure it s all very entertaining when you re young but by the time you re working or a grad student you know pretty darn well that academics cut off fromife is a farce You know that appeals to ife are or ess completely empty what sort of ife What will you do with this ife And you probably have a hunch that NYCTaxiCabTales.com: Taxi Stories from streets of NYC life whatever it is might not even be possible So what are we doing when we read Nietzsche s essay First we re engaging in monumental history against the presentauding Nietzsche when we could for instance be reading about the crisis in health care or the destruction of the environment or the ongoing economic crisis Second we re engaging in an antiuarian history which is interested in the past for its own sake since there s The Wrong Side of the Bed little in this book which isn t common knowledge these days Third it will probably encourage us to believe that we veeft behind all the old The Alvin Ho Super Collection: Books 1-4 lifelessness of the nineteenth century when of course we ve done nothing of the sort By its ownights this essay should not be read by the young In Nietzsche s time history really was over studied Today it s all but ignored Skip this and go straight to Hobsbawm s history of the کاروان امید long nineteenth century Every time I read a book by Nietzsche my mind gets blown and I feel enlightened In a mere 60 pages or so Nietzsche totally annihilates Hegelianism and the education system The thesis of the book is that in our time Knowledge rules Life and this will result in the end of both Knowledge and Living Instead we must consider Life to be the ultimate value and the thing in which our youth should be skilled This is by far the most accessible book by this author I have ever read so don t be daunted by it Highly recommended to anyone By far the most On the Usefulness and Disadvantage of History for Life Between 1872 when his first book Die Geburt der Trag die appeared and 1876 when heeft the University of Basel to write in Italy Friedrich Nietzsche 1844 1900 wrote an enormous amount of prose most of which he did not bring to a satisfactory completion However he did publish singly a series of short bookspamphlets he called Unzeitgem sse Betrachtungen Untimely Considerations which at one point he had projected to include as many as 21 parts In the end he published 4It is of note that during the manic phases of his manic depressive cycles he viewed these publications as a process of tearing down the many aspects of 19th century ife he hated a clearing away of encrustations to enable him to see clearly the visions he knew were going to come he already had intimations of them but these he kept in his notebooks and did not publish One of the Unzeitgem sse Betrachtungen I of them but these he kept in his notebooks and did not publish One of the Unzeitgem sse Betrachtungen I interesting is Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Historie f r das Leben On the Usefulness and Disadvantage of History for Life For Nietzsche historians history was one of these encrustations which had to be chipped away As one of my esteemed GR friends has pointed out in a review of this book in the early 21st century almost nobody knows or gives a damn about historians history so now Nietzsche would be preaching to the choir Of course precisely the same people wouldn t give a damn about Nietzsche eitherIn view of the fact that the word historicism has been used in a dozen mutually contradictory Ways Since Karl Popper Took Up The since Karl Popper took up the and incorrectly ascribed his meaning of the word to Hegel I won t use it I doubt the word has any fixed meaning now except in the discourse of certain schools of adepts among each other I have read claims that in this text Nietzsche made the first criticism of historicism Maybe if you search around in the many meanings of that word this could even be true But what did he actually sayHe begins by explaining why both forgetting and remembering are necessary for mankind Why remembering the right things at the right times is necessary is clear but he sees forgetting the past and entering fully into the moment are necessary both to experience happiness and to act Mankind needs history memory but not too much He then distinguishes three kinds of history which he calls the monumental the antiuarian and the critical The first is necessary for the doers and the mighty in order for them to earn from the past acts and examples of similar men And this is good for The Cat Who Sang for the Birds (Cat Who... life because only such men can make changes for the better he says Nietzsche sees in this kind of history something eternal and ber historical manifestations of Greatness of Genius and this almost immediately after distancing himself from ber historical thinkers who see the eternal in every moment a point of view he seems to associate with Eastern thought This is curious because it is evident from theonging in his description of these mighty doers and from his other writings that he wants to be among them he also uses almost the same Tempting Faith Di Napoli language in describing the disdain both feel for their own bodies I suppose he views the Eastern kind as passive and inactive and those attributes he finds repugnantHowever a focus on this one kind of history while good for the small number of powerful doers is bad for history and most everyone else it reduces history to a few special cases surrounding a few special men andeads to illusions and false analogies We all know how this kind of history has been misusedThe antiuarian history is that of the conservatives and the pious those who ook with faithful ove to whence they came and wish to preserve that for those who will follow This is the history for almost everyone for the The Southern Belles of Honeysuckle Way less gifted as he says this is the history of Blut und Boden this is the history which keeps most people contentedly in one place preventing dissatisfied searches for greener pastures which wouldead to conflict Except that it didn t always as we know all too wellThis kind of history is too narrow too provincial too imited in ways we are all so well aware of that I will eave it at thatThe critical history is not what one would expect It is not the history of the critical judging intellectual far from it It is the critical judging history of ife itself which right or wrong just or not puts an end to everything that emerges into existence whether it be an individual a mountain or the Roman Empire Of course this critical history can manifest itself through the actions of men It is necessary for renewal though he finds the renewal to be generally weaker than the healthy form of the original at east in the case of human societies Clearly critical history is harmful where it is not absolutely neededOne must admit that this is an idiosyncratic division of history into types These types of. Forward Incidentally I despise everything which merely instructs me without increasing or immediately enlivening my activity These are Goethe's words With them as with a heartfelt expression of Ceterum censeo I judge otherwise our consideration of the worth and the worthlessness of history may begin For this work is to set down why in the spirit of Goethe's saying we must seriously despise instruction without vitality knowledge which enervates activity and history as an expensive surplus of knowledge and a uxury because we ack what is still most essential to us and because what is superfluous is hostile to what is essential To be sure we need history But we need it in a manner different from the way in which the spoilt idler in the garden of knowledge uses it no matter how elegantly he may ook down on our coarse and graceless needs and distresses That is we need it for ife and action not for a comfortable turning away from ife and action or merely for glossing over the egotistical ife and the cowardly bad act We wish to use history only insofar as it serves The Way of Women living But there is a degree of doing history and a valuing of it through whichife atrophies and degenerates ,