Ok, 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!