'Beyond good and evil'. This is an idea I believe that Nietzsche got from the Ancient Greeks. Nobody is motivated by 'bad' or 'evil'. People are always motivated by the perceived good. People always act in the way that they perceive to bring them the most pleasure. Even the Serial Killer, they acted out of desire to satisfy their mad desires. What does this mean? Nobody is 'evil', instead people are just ignorant of what is truly good. They are aware only of desires and their immediate satisfaction they value their 'needs' above all else. This is the same in the case of the serial killer, same with the spoilt child, material stuck up blonde chick who demands cars and clothing… How many of you can say value the needs of others the same as your own? I for one cant… Are we not then all evil? Choosing to satisfy ourselves ignoring the needs of others? Even when we chose to be nice we only do so because it makes US feel good.
Everyone acts according to what they believe will bring about the highest amount of desire satisfaction…..What then do we judge what ‘desires’ are good to satisfy? and which desires are ‘evil’ to satisfy? And by who’s measure?
What Nietzsche realised is that society was FUCKED. He started off seeing the world as a beautiful awe inspiring place, loving the works of Wagner and his reverence towards God…Gradually becoming more and more loathing of himself and society, He couldn’t understand why everyone else can live happy lives yet they do nothing more than satisfy their own unnecessary desires, not caring for the state of their soul. He was the only person to acknowledge what was ‘Beyond good and evil’, he was an outcast, weirdo, mentally and physically sick. His life deteriorated into madness. Its actually weird how similar what he’s saying is to the likes of Plato/Socrates and even Buddha