They were willing to push themselves and believe in themselves to achieve what they wanted to do. Nietzsche actually formulated this into what he called “the will to power” and what he meant is that life is about striving to achieve what it is that you believe should be achieved. He marshalled the will to power as this basic essence of our life, and he felt that we had lost this essence in society. He felt society had become dull, people had become too conditioned by the education system and by the societies they lived in, and what we needed to do was to unleash this will to power inside of them and to go out there achieve what they wanted to achieve. This is exactly what Steve Jobs did. Through his bibliography, we know that he had that will to power. He went out there to fight for what he thought was right. And in the process he ended up transforming the way we live all around the world. This takes us to the third point because the consequences of the will to power leaves you with 2 choices:
- Slave morality. Many people think Nietzsche was not anti-God. Nietzsche as not anti-God, he was against religion because he felt religion was something that got in the way of people by trying to control them. This is why he called religion the “slave morality”. According to Nietzsche’s perspective, when you are religious you simply import the value set of the religion. In other words, you do hat the religion tells you to do. He was against this concept because he believed people should be free and should choose their own paths. If you are that individual who is driven to achieve, then you will walk the will to power. This means you must become a “master”.
- Master Morality means you will define your own reality and defining the reality of the people around you, not accepting it from others. This is what Steve Jobs did. Famously known as the reality walk bubble, Jobs transformed the way people saw reality and demonstrated his mastery the way of the will to power.
Make sure you understand what’s the right path for you.