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Nietzsche's Illness and Death

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 37yrs • F •
Nietzsche's Illness and Death
I don't know too much in-depth about Friedrich Nietzsche' work and primarily learnt about him through popular culture and brief readings here and there.

After being in touch with the Friedrich Nietzsche Society recently, my interest was peaked and I started reading more about Nietzsche and his life.

Reading details about Nietzsche's illness and the years preceding his death garners sympathy it seems the man suffered a lot. And like many individuals who have lived, created, and passed away without experiencing the booming of their work unto the outside world, Nietzsche didn't really witness the success and acknowledgement of his work whilst he was a sane. He wrote most of his acclaimed works whilst coping with physical illness and then after his mental collapse at the age of 45 he was essentially deemed an invalid and needed to be nursed for the next 12 years before he died. He also suffered two strokes in the two years preceding his death.

There's just something heart wrenching about an intelligent mind being incapacitated.

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