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  1. I didn't think so. At the age of 16, I was thrilled. Now, having gained some alternative experience, I disagree with something. But I still love and respect this work and Nietzsche's work in general.

    But here, of course, the point is that I don't want to consider myself an average youth. And young people are very different now.

    But among my entourage, who are familiar with Zarathustra, there are different opinions, ranging from “This is complete nonsense” to ” This is the best book in the history of mankind.”

    By the way, Nietzsche himself said that his book was written not for contemporaries, but for those who will be able to understand him in the future.

  2. Hardly, I got acquainted with this work at about the age of 14-15, and it became something of a turning point for me, because before that I was familiar with philosophy at the level of Kropotkin's and Bakunin's theories and read Berdyaev's works out of the corner of my eye. I will say more, Nietzsche's work attracted me after I learned in a Social Studies class at my school (it was an Orthodox Gymnasium) about the extremely negative attitude of the church towards Nietzsche. By the age of 14, I had accumulated a lot of questions about the Orthodox religion, and about religion as such, so “Thus spake Zarathustra”, perhaps, changed me forever, gave some impetus to a global reassessment or something…

    Over time, of course, my views changed, but a certain core remained from the works of Nietzsche.

  3. It will show up and it won't show up. Just like any other philosophical or near-philosophical work. But everything is not what it seems. Everything is not what it seems. Don't forget.

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