I Disagree with Nietzsche, We Should Embrace Life, Not Destroy It

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I Disagree with Nietzsche, We Should Embrace Life, Not Destroy It

Admittedly, the philosophy of the late nineteenth century German Friederich Nietzsche had a profound impact on my world view. I concur with his belief that humans should occupy themselves with living in the reality that is, and not to be preoccupied with fantastic illusions of working towards a great afterlife. Granted, I am still very young, but from what I can see, humans have no universal nature nor do any set of underlying human morals dictate what is right and wrong. And as much as people would like to believe, unfortunately, we do not have free will. Every action carries the weight of a punishment or reward, so in essence, people do things either in fear or in
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What should she do?

Many would believe that the woman should deny the pill because such a suicidal act tries to usurp the power of God, and who is she to play God? Obviously, such reasoning is linked with a religious belief in "God" as the great ruler and humans as the lowly subjects. Taking a Western religious stance, such believers would assume at the very core of life there are certain morals that stand true. And taking your life, assuming a Godly role, is an immoral and sinful act. Therefore, the woman should deny the pill, she should endure and prolong her suffering, so that she can be rewarded in the afterlife. Being naturally born sinful, or bad, this line of reasoning would argue that her situation is merely part of a great "master plan" set forth by the creator. Accepting this "plan" would mean that she has to suffer on earth, deny life, and continue waiting for death, because there is an elusive heaven that awaits her as a reward.

Further, by taking this religious stance, one would be inclined to believe that the meaning of life is to be united with God in heaven. Therefore, the woman should stay away from sinning so that this prize will not be denied. As a goal, reward, or prize, heaven is where many of these religious moralists would find meaning to their existence. This metaphysical place, heaven, requires one to submit to a God and deny life in the mortal earthly form as a price for entrance into a good afterlife.
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