Friedrich Nietzsche 's Beyond Good And Evil

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Many people have wondered why they were here and what they were meant to do with their lives. This question is one that Friedrich Nietzsche tries to answer in Beyond Good and Evil. In this book Nietzsche claims that the purpose of life is the “will to power.” The will to power is the will of men to be in charge of others and to be in control. Suppose, finally, we succeeded in explaining our entire instinctive life as the development and ramification of one basic form of the will--- namely of the will to power, as my proposition has it; suppose all organic functions could be traced back to this will to power and one could also find in it the solution of the problem of procreation and nourishment--- it is one problem--- then one would have gained the right to determine all efficient force univocally as--- will to power. The world viewed from inside, the world defined and determined according to its “intelligible character”--- it would be “will to power” and nothing else. The quote above is the clearest definition of the will to power. From this passage, I think that it is the driving force of life. This will to power is the reason for life and is the purpose of life. Physiologists should think before putting down the instinct of self-preservation as the cardinal instinct of an organic being. A living thing seeks above all to discharge its strength---life itself is will to power; self-preservation is only one of the indirect and most frequent results. This
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