Amor fati — “love of fate”, was coined by Nietzsche.
“My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary […] but love it.”
It’s hard to convey just how radically optimistic this attitude is.
Nietzsche is referring to the actions we take and the whole web events that our very being is woven into. He writes:
“If we affirm one single moment, we thus affirm not only ourselves but all existence. For nothing is self-sufficient, neither in us ourselves nor…