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An engaged meeting touching upon friendshop and the human desire to be complete. Nietzsche's overall understanding of the human condition stalled in a wide-ranging discussion of "sex" and "sexulaity" which were variously/vicariously used to include (or not include) the procreative function itself. While Freud's writings offer an array of gadgets there are other, more adept and modern, models for comprehending the powerful life force which Nietzsche understood (the will to power) permit us to move forward, find wholeness, prevent us from being the "last man" and make possible the exciting jouissance of this life. Jung broke off from Freudian theory for this reason and developed the notion of individuation, Carl Rogers has a beautiful, mature model for "the good life", Erickson's notions of 'intimacy v. isolation'/'generative v. stagnation' and Frankl's 'existential frustration' are a few examples. Nietzsche's "ethics" are obscure and maybe understood by use of postFreudian models.

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