• Image of Nietzsche's Wish — Sage Mementos
  • Image of Nietzsche's Wish — Sage Mementos

Friedrich Nietzsche hardly needs an introduction around here. A German philosopher born in 1844, Nietzsche was one of the greatest geniuses who ever lived. His ideas shook the very foundations of Western civilization, and the seismic activity of his presence continues to shape the world to this day. Nietzsche loved the idea of "amor fati," meaning "the love of your fate." He may have derived this idea from studying the Stoics, who advocated for a similar approach to life.

For Nietzsche, the greatest human would love his destiny and live so damn well that he would gladly relive his life an infinite number of times. This may seem a tall order, but it's also instructive. Not only is it wise to aim to live a life we would gladly relive, but more so it is wise to learn to *love our peculiar path through the world*, whatever it may be, and to *see that all past events were necessary to forge us into who we now are*. Whoever you are, your life is absolutely unique. No one ever has or ever will be who you are and live out your precise journey. You can choose to bemoan your one-of-a-kind experience or affirm it. Doing the latter makes everything a lot more meaningful and enjoyable.