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  1. I'll give you the context of the phrase:

    What is the highest thing you can experience? This is the hour of great contempt. The hour when your happiness becomes repugnant to you, as well as your reason and your virtue.

    The hour when you say: “What is my happiness! It is poverty and filth and miserable self-satisfaction. My happiness should justify my very existence!”

    The hour when you say, ” What is my mind! Does it seek knowledge as a lion of its food? He is poverty and filth and miserable self-satisfaction!”

    The hour when you say, ” What is my virtue? She hasn't driven me crazy yet. How weary I am of my good and my evil! All this is poverty and filth and miserable self-satisfaction!”

    The hour when you say, ” What is my justice! I don't see that I am fire and coal. And the just one is fire and coal!”

    The hour when you say, ” What is my pity! Isn't pity the cross to which everyone who loves people is nailed? But my pity is not a crucifixion.”

    Have you said this before? Have you ever exclaimed like this before? If only I had heard you exclaim like that before!

    Not your sin – your complacency cries out to heaven; the insignificance of your sins cries out to heaven!

    Here Nietzsche castigates people for being petty. Crayons in happiness, crayons in reason, crayons in virtue, crayons in sin. A great virtue should turn a person into a madman, whose reason does not stop him from doing virtuous deeds, because “it would be too much”, who in his virtue goes to the end – gives the last thing to the needy, helps the one who only kicks in response – in general, behaves like a madman, and not like a person for whom virtue is only a way to behave intelligently.

  2. There is a phenomenon that psychologists have unearthed in our brains:

    “Do good” and ” do good.”

    Examples of this:

    Mom shouts from the window into the yard: “Sema! quickly go home!”

    Sema from below: “Mom, am I cold or hungry?”

    That is, the mother is so used to taking care of her son that she can't stop, even when the boy has already grown up smart and understanding everything.

    Another example of insanity:

    A country with a very developed economy and a very developed political system, headed by a very respected leader in the world (Let's call him Napoleon), really wants to pass on its huge positive experience to other countries. And the country even manages to use its bayonets to bring unity and order to Italy, and a wise, kind and just king to Scandinavia. Well, and at the same time to reconcile the other small countries of Europe with their bayonets and even gather them all under their banners in one pan-European army. This virtue is the greatest folly of the greatest general.

    And as a result of this madness, the country – the undisputed leader of Europe in previous centuries-became for hundreds of years the most ordinary European country with an exhausted population, from which the organ responsible for aggression and the violent infliction of good was cut off.

    The next madness occurred when the next undisputed leader of Europe, inspired by Nietzsche, on his bayonets again began to unite all countries under his rule, for their own benefit.

    There, too, as a result of his madness, the same organ was cut off from a completely virtuous people.

  3. Nietzsche tries to dig deep, and in his digs he often notes that many of their virtues are essentially just a cover for their own vices. Nietzsche generally noticed that there is a lot of good in the world associated with evil, that is, good in which evil is present. Perhaps that is why he sought the truth “beyond good and evil.” He even has a book like this in my opinion. Ihmo.�

    Nietzsche was born in the family of a priest, knew the texts of the Bible, and was impressed by the image of Christ and His teachings. And one of the things that Christ did was to expose the false or superficial virtues of his opponents.�

    9 He also spoke this parable to some who believed in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
    10 Two men went into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.
    11 And the Pharisee stood up and prayed within himself, saying,: God! I thank You that I am not like other people, robbers, abusers, adulterers, or like this tax collector:
    12 I fast twice a week, and give a tenth of all that I buy.
    13 But the publican, standing afar off, dared not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying,: God! be merciful to me, a sinner!
    14 I tell you that this man went to his house justified more than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.
    (Luke 18: 9-14)

    Therefore, Nietzsche, as I see it, took a lot from Christ and transferred it to secular philosophy.

  4. According to Nietzsche, people have become petty, and accept everyday politeness as a great virtue, and in the absence of a fundamental contradiction to all pettiness, he teaches maximalism. Like: die for your cause, and I'll personally bury you! Nietzsche expressed the idea that virtue leads to the transformation into a superman, his illusory ideal, which, as it were, is the conceptual opposite of Christ.

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