Why Nietzsche Did Not Want Followers

According to one of Nietzsche’s most repeated aphorisms: ‘one repays a teacher badly if one always remains nothing but a pupil’. Nietzsche has his Zarathustra says this after he exhorts his disciples to leave him: ‘Now I go alone, my disciples. You too go now, alone. Thus I want it. Verily, I counsel you: go away from me and resist Zarathustra! And even better: be ashamed of him! Perhaps he deceived you’.

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Eddie Ejjbair

‘Gradually it’s become clear to me what every great philosophy has been: a personal confession of its author and a kind of involuntary and unconscious memoir’