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Strength versus Weakness

[I]t is strength that makes all other values possible.  Nothing survives without it.  Who knows what delicate wonders have died out of the world for want of the strength to survive?

 — Mr. Han, in Enter the Dragon

One would make a fit little boy stare if one asked him: “Would you like to become virtuous?” . . . but he will open his eyes wide if asked: “Would you like to become stronger than your friends?”

 — Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power, Section 918

Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws.

 — Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra,
“On Those Who Are Sublime”

Though the world is rife with cowards, the weak shouldn’t be the ones who dictate what’s best for everyone just because they outnumber the strong.

     Too many people, when something offends them, blame the “offensive” thing.  They don’t even consider the possibility that if something offends their delicate sensibilities, maybe there’s something wrong with them.  They seem to be conflating morality with weakness — but innocence is no more a virtue than is cowardice.

     People like to turn the truth on its head, pretending that their weakness is in fact a strength.  If you’ve offended them, it’s not because they’re a bunch of whiney little bitches — it’s because you’re a big meaney.

     Be offended by deeds, not words.  If someone calls you a nigger, if someone calls you a faggot, if someone calls you a niggerfaggot . . . that says more about them than it does about you.

     As the old cliché goes: Sticks and stones can fuck your shit up, but words are highly unlikely to rupture any of your vital organs.

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