Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28358292
"Superior Person" aka Psychopath Quoting: hidflect 23218892
A Psychopath is detached from society, outside, with an aggressive stance.
The Confucian superior man (ren
) is the opposite. Fully engaged, moral, humble, acting for others inside the society, non-aggressive, non-egoful, etc.
I wonder if you are aware that a term like "superior man" sounds arrogant, hubristic and conceited? Did I mention bigoted?
As well, although I generally like your description, it is Godless and seems like a distraction from awareness of God and the spiritual nature of our true beings... if you were the supreme Creator you might not appreciate a spirit energy mired in this kind of philosophy...
"Nietsche is dead."
Sort of like "uber mensch" ...
"Nietzsche introduces the concept of the Übermensch in contrast to the other-worldliness of Christianity: Zarathustra proclaims the Übermensch to be the meaning of the earth and admonishes his audience to ignore those who promise other-worldly hopes in order to draw them away from the earth. The turn away from the earth is prompted, he says, by a dissatisfaction with life, a dissatisfaction that causes one to create another world in which those who made one unhappy in this life are tormented. The Übermensch is not driven into other worlds away from this one.
Zarathustra declares that the Christian escape from this world also required the invention of an eternal soul which would be separate from the body and survive the body's death. Part of other-worldliness, then, was the abnegation and mortification of the body, or asceticism. Zarathustra further links the Übermensch to the body and to interpreting the soul as simply an aspect of the body.
As the drama of Thus Spoke Zarathustra progresses, the turn to metaphysics in philosophy and Platonism in general come to light as manifestations of other-worldliness, as well. Truth and essence are inventions by means of which men escape from this world. The Übermensch is also free from these failings."
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