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Old 01-24-2011, 05:26 AM
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Default Nietzsche's Philosophy and Drums

Is there any other element of Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy that you think is applicable to the art of drumming?

"Art is the proper task of life."

"Art raises its head where creeds relax."

"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."

"Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good."

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."

"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude."

"There are no facts, only interpretations."

"Without music, life would be a mistake."

"Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it."

He had this philosophy not of comfort but that to achieve anything worthwhile will have challenges that cause suffering along the way, and how you deal with those difficulties determines if you get what you want.

That might empower you, or make you feel worse.

For Nietzsche being like everyone else is not enough for someone to be (deeply) happy.
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