“A higher kind of human being, if I may say so, does not like “callings,” precisely because he knows himself to be called. He has time, he takes time, he does not even think of “finishing”: at thirty one is, in the sense of high culture, a beginner, a child.” – Nietzsche from Twilight of the Idols

Great words by Nietzsche. The excellent man is not looking to “find himself.” He’s already “found” by virtue of his passion, by his burning desire to win. He’s never done. Every day is a blessing and his presence is a gift to the world.

He know himself to be great; he doesn’t need a self-esteem lecture. He doesn’t need to have his aura read, his tarot cards interpreted, or his astrology signs analyzed. He is here on the earth, and the earth will shake at his presence. He’s a superman.

The detractors only serve to throw another log on the fire, to raise the flames of his will.

Mohammed Ali agreed…

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Mohammed Ali

The great man does not search for a “calling”; he is a calling.

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6 thoughts on “The Great Man Does Not Need a “Calling”

  1. Nietzsche is considered to be a founder of perspectivism which can be either epistemological or ontological.
    Epistemic perspectivism is a “subjective take” on a reality that is presumed to be always already “there,”
    Ontological perspectivism is the view that reality is the very relation to/perspective
    on otherwise undifferentiated surroundings.

  2. Interesting, I agree on a subjective takes on reality (epistemic) when realities have become distorted, disfigured, etc. For example, we live in a world right now that tells us that a 400 lb. woman is beautiful because she feel she is (even if the majority of men would say otherwise). So I think that Nietzsche, as well as myself, would be critical of that distorted perception of beauty.

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