Deep in the pit of night, an impish visitor comes to tempt or torment you. "This life as you now live it and have lived it," he says, "You will have to live once more and innumerable times more." In other words, you're about to do it all over again. Does the news make you happy, or does it eat you up inside? According to philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, your answer determines how successful you were at living. The real question is, what if that's actually what happens?
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Written by Reuben Westmaas March 6, 2018
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