Book review: Nietzsche ‘Zarathustra’

Screen Shot 2013-01-11 at 10.10.47 AMOk, Nietzsche is one crazy dude – but he has a point.  I finished my second book of his – Zarathustra.  I read this version translated by Walter Kaufmann.  I honestly had a hard time working through the first Part, but as I progressed I rapidly began to understand his ideas and vision.  What was so interesting and fun for me, is that at the end of each Part I had the following thoughts:

  • Part 1 – “WTF”
  • Part 2 – Hmmm
  • Part 3 – Wow, I get what you are saying (lots of underlines, dog ear pages) (star!)
  • Part 4 – CRAP, I gotta read Part 1 again, cause I TOTALLY get it now . (more underlines & dog ears)

So … read it.. work your way through it.  REALLY study Walter’s notes they help ground you.  I wish I found a good study on the meaning of each section .. something brief but longer than a few sentences for each section – to help really focus the reader.

Go read it.  I read it across 2 weeks at meals and on planes, pretty smooth reading after that Part 1!

Go learn,



About J.D.

Passionate about CrossFit, mindset, bettering each other, technology, and the intersection of cybersecurity with products. The online views and posts represent my journey of discovery and learning.
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