‘Music- uniquely among the arts – is both completely abstract and profoundly emotional’ Oliver Sacks wrote in contemplating music’s singular power over the human spirit — a power that has humbled some of humanity’s most brilliant minds into a state of awe that transcends the intellect.
Among them was the great German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (October 15, 1844–August 25, 1900).
‘No one can build you the bridge on which you and only you must cross the river of life’.
Friedrich Nietzsche (October 15, 1844–August 25, 1900) who believed that embracing difficulty is essential for a fulfilling life – considered the journey of self-discovery one of the greatest and most fertile existential difficulties.
In 1873 as he was approaching his thirtieth birthday Nietzsche addressed this perennial question of how we find ourselves and bring forth our gifts in a beautiful essay titled Schopenhauer as Educator (public library) – part of his Untimely Meditations.