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Nietzsche on Hardship – Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness

Friedrich Nietzsche, 1869

This six-part series on philosophy is presented by popular British philosopher Alain de Botton, featuring six thinkers who have influenced history, and their ideas about the pursuit of the happy life.

Episode 6: Nietzsche on Hardship – British philosopher Alain De Botton explores Friedrich Nietzsche‘s (1844-1900) dictum that any worthwhile achievements in life come from the experience of overcoming hardship. For him, any existence that is too comfortable is worthless, as are the twin refuges of drink or religion.

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