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  1. Nietzsche did not condemn the weak, but he did condemn the elevation of weakness (and hence pity and compassion) to the rank of virtue. In his opinion, modern morality is the result of envious bitterness (ressentiment) of the weak in relation to the morality of the strong. For the strong, everything is good that agrees with his feelings and will, for the weak – everything that contradicts the strong. Nietzsche measures everything in the world by the concept of Life. And the position of the strong, as it seems to him, is much closer and more natural than life. The religion and morality of the weak can lead a person to turn his life into a mediocre existence “neither alive nor dead”.

    In addition, Nietzsche asked the question: what is the vector of future human development? Man has already developed his mind significantly (compared to our smaller brothers), but this is not enough, Nietzsche believes. The next step (the same superman) is the development of the will, which in the future person will be different from the modern one, just as the modern mind differs from the intelligence of monkeys. For the development of the will, conflict is needed, so pity will only get in the way.

  2. Because he was talking about pity and compassion in a very specific sense.

    Nietzsche was referring to such cases of the decline of the human spirit, when people drag out a miserable existence in order to deliberately cause others to feel sorry for themselves and want to help, and then, when they succeed, they get on the back of their assistants and ride them to their goals.

    These are not people who are in a difficult situation and can't get out – it's not about them, but about those who themselves are so unwilling to try and do at least something in their lives that they choose the path of dependency and exist at the expense of other people's pity for him. Such people are unlikely to cause you warm feelings, because their unhealthy unwillingness to live independently is a real problem.

    About such people it is said: “push the falling one”, because the falling one here is a clown, depicting the lack of strength to live in order to evoke compassion.

  3. Nietzsche could write and condemn or not condemn anything, because he is the same person as you. He didn't write anything for you personally, everything he wrote he wrote for himself. And no wonder he wrote. You write for yourself, whatever you want, and people will also be surprised. Do not try to guess other people's thoughts, very few people can. A person is always right about himself! That's all!!! With respect.

  4. Pity and compassion are caused by a weak person, broken by life. Such a person does not fit into Nietzsche's concept of the will to power. That is, these people fall out of the scope of the philosopher's interests. These are worthless people, unnecessary people. Nietzsche may not have condemned them, but they were of no interest to him. (Or maybe they reminded him in some way of his own weaknesses?)

  5. Nietzsche believed that compassion empties. Whatever makes us stronger makes us weak. By helping the weak, you give up your strength, which means you become weaker. Nietzsche established these rules as common to all mankind.

    In fact, tormented by a brain disease, he was overreacting to the problems that interested him. I think the torment, the headaches, drove him to an embittered and wrong philosophy. He calculated everything, from the point of view of logic, but at the same time rejected morality and morality, without knowing that he was mistaken. But, nevertheless, his theses, his thoughts, make the reader think, and thereby think. This is his main merit, and his whole philosophy is nonsense on nonsense.

  6. That's his philosophy. “Push the falling one,” and don't try to help the weak one. His ideal is natural selection, a struggle for survival in which the strongest wins, a “superman” with a steely will and no such thing as conscience. According to his theory, only the weak need pity and compassion, and the weak are a dead – end branch of evolution.

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