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To understand philosophers, you need to slowly increase your personal life experience.
Read everything that is currently of interest to you
Personal life experience is the energy-informational potential of the knowledge about the world and oneself that a person has at a certain stage of their life path. And as life shows, the process of accumulating knowledge does not develop according to the principle, the longer, the more. Everything is very individual and depends on how actively a person lives and learns about the world.
Your profile says that you are looking for yourself. Perfectly!
The accumulation of experience is the accumulation of information. And the entire material world is saturated with information, including ourselves as a part of this world.
Therefore, you need to understand that information is everywhere, and in what form and what exactly will become the next source of information for you and add to your personal experience, this is a secondary question. This can be communication with people who have their own experience, in some ways coinciding and in some ways not coinciding with yours. Coincidence and non-coincidence will make your thought work. Thought is a psychological process of learning and accumulating information, and it is important to make it turn on more often.
This includes studying science and reading literature. These are also the events of your life, the solution of problems in which will encourage you to look for knowledge to solve it. This includes understanding the facts of your physical, psychological, and social life.
And information is a form of energy, so by accumulating knowledge, you increase the energy volume of your personality, sooner or later it will rise to an understanding of philosophy and Nietzsche's philosophy in particular.
Moreover, the understanding of the Nietzsche that you will read now will differ from the understanding and awareness of the philosophy of Nietzsche that you will read in twenty years, because your life and cognitive experience and the level of philosophical understanding of the world will change.
In the educational process, it is necessary, of course, to study what is necessary, perhaps not always interesting. But in free reading, you should always be guided by interest.
Interest is a natural need for knowledge. Motivation of interest is always formed naturally from the needs of life. What passed in your consciousness through interest is functional knowledge, it changes a person, remains in personal experience and is included in the work of consciousness in the future. What is remembered without interest, due to artificially created motivation due to external reasons, is not stored for long. So read everything that is currently of interest to you. In the free reading mode, you will quickly discard everything that is not interesting and is not included in the work of consciousness.
I recently had an answer to the question “What is the difference between understanding and awareness?”on my Q page. It will be useful to think structurally about the process of information accumulation.
It is EASY to understand all philosophers-if the experts of these philosophers write briefly, simply, easily, effectively-what and how they understood in the works of these philosophers.
Then any illiterate person will know and understand all the philosophers.
NONE of this is done. Why?
One already well – known reason is that philosophers are “very good at” even explaining/retelling the simple so muddy and tedious that there is no benefit…Another reason is that there will be too many smart competitors…
Mental abilities are innate. If a philosopher expounds vague and abstruse theories, then this is not philosophy, but a means of earning your daily bread.
For example, study Zoroastrianism to understand the falsity of Nietzsche's claim that ” Thus spake Zarathustra.” Zarathustra never said anything like that.
You need to study psychiatry. It is known that Nietzsche ended his life in a madhouse. And what he wrote in books has nothing to do with who he was in life and what he did.