I attended an amazing lecture on Neitzsche (of God is dead fame) yesterday which completely reshaped whatever I had perceived of him before. I haven't read much for him apart from Thus spake Zarathustra, which I didn't understand. Still, I tended to associate a nihilism to him which he is in fact innocent of. Note to myself, read up more on him and especially his criticism of "the philistine culture" and the "onrush of mediocrity". What else can we call our current age if not the age of mediocrity.