8 Bit Philosophy: Time is a Flat Circle? (Nietzsche + Mega Man)

Time is a Flat Circle? (Nietzsche + Mega Man)

This week, it's Nietzsche + Mega Man!

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I get that the Escapist needs new content to show on monday, and I like 8 bit Philosophy. But can they make and show new videos instead of the ones that came out five months ago?

False Messiah:
I get that the Escapist needs new content to show on monday, and I like 8 bit Philosophy. But can they make and show new videos instead of the ones that came out five months ago?

Because 8-Bit Philosophy only comes out every other week, we're going to be posting from the backlog on the off weeks since not everyone has seen it on YouTube.

Slycne:

False Messiah:
I get that the Escapist needs new content to show on monday, and I like 8 bit Philosophy. But can they make and show new videos instead of the ones that came out five months ago?

Because 8-Bit Philosophy only comes out every other week, we're going to be posting from the backlog on the off weeks since not everyone has seen it on YouTube.

Oh, I guess that's fair enough. Like I said, I really like the format of 8 bit, so I like seeing it here! I just hope that it becomes popular enough so we can convince them to update their schedule to once a week before we're through the backlog :P

Eternal Recurrence, and the Horror of Existence....

I'm really digging the "new" content.

And even if I didn't, I have to accept it since it's indifferent to my suffering anyway...

I love myself some Nietzsche, he is one of my favorites.

I really like this series so far, shame I never heard of it beforehand.
The commentator has a real Hitchhikers guide narration delivery that I really like.

I read Nietzsche's Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ a few weeks ago and he seems to be an eternally frustrated man.
He really hates Socrates.

Zen Bard:
I'm really digging the "new" content.

And even if I didn't, I have to accept it since it's indifferent to my suffering anyway...

Well played. Your zen is uber hard.

I have to say, while there is merit in being comfortable despite the suffering and unfairness of the world, it strikes me as complacency to think we can never change it positively, to set aside rancour and try to make the world a better place.

Without that, it's not just accepting that we as individuals are always going to suffer, it's accepting everyone else, including those yet to be born are doomed to that.

leviadragon99:
I have to say, while there is merit in being comfortable despite the suffering and unfairness of the world, it strikes me as complacency to think we can never change it positively, to set aside rancour and try to make the world a better place.

Without that, it's not just accepting that we as individuals are always going to suffer, it's accepting everyone else, including those yet to be born are doomed to that.

If I may, I don't think that it's so much of complacency as it is that negative things will continue to happen. Even if we were to fix all of the "bad" things in life, microcosms of suffering, self doubt, relational issues, etc. are still likely to occur. The point is that it is an inevitable part of the human condition, and that people who learn to live with it, accepting that things like that may (and according to Nietzsche, will) occur again but being okay with that fact, are the epitome of the Übermensch.

Additionally, aside from Nietzsche's thoughts and moving into my own, I think that a person who has reached the state of Übermensch would be, at that point, fully focused on not letting suffering get them down, and to instead focus on their own betterment, and the betterment of others. I think that it kind of goes with the whole, "the first step is admitting that you have a problem" sort of thing. But those are just my personal thoughts on a philosophy that I have limited knowledge of.

StreamerDarkly:

Zen Bard:
I'm really digging the "new" content.

And even if I didn't, I have to accept it since it's indifferent to my suffering anyway...

Well played. Your zen is uber hard.

Thank you. Some people say Nietzsche's philosophy is just German Zen.

And by "some people" I mean "me".

leviadragon99:
I have to say, while there is merit in being comfortable despite the suffering and unfairness of the world, it strikes me as complacency to think we can never change it positively, to set aside rancour and try to make the world a better place.

Without that, it's not just accepting that we as individuals are always going to suffer, it's accepting everyone else, including those yet to be born are doomed to that.

Suffering will happen. It will not be fun. And you will not enjoy it. And you are not supposed to. You can't avoid it. You can't prevent yourself from making other suffer. It's part of life. Feel the pain, but don't wallow in it. Don't cause pointless suffering and don't make yourself suffer over suffering.

If you are a kind person and you make people happy, people will suffer your loss when you die. If you are a cruel person, then people may be happy when you die, but you will make them suffer when you are alive. And no matter what you or anyone else does, the world will have earthquakes and fires and diseases and wild animals and slippery floors and sharp edges and people will suffer from those things.

To accept suffering is not to be complacent. Make a fire, build a house, cook a meal, invent the light bulb and the Internet. Tell a story or draw a picture. Strive to be kind and to prevent horror. Do all the things you imagine will diminish suffering and fill your life with meaning. Accepting suffering is not the same as embracing it.

Suffering isn't something to be "fixed" or "avoided" or "embraced". It's to be felt. Sometimes a little. Sometimes a lot. And before, during, and after suffering, one should enjoy the life that includes it, and not confuse one for the other.

 

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