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The Shrink and The Sage

Should we be afraid of weakness?

There is a poetic truth in Nietzsche’s final collapse into syphilitic madness. In tears, he flung his arms around a horse he had seen being flogged, both man and beast enduring suffering neither could overcome. In that moment, he showed that we can love the weak without them or us loving their weakness.

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