Arnie Schwarzenegger Inspired by Nietzsche and Adler

I’d originally remembered Nietzsche through the work of Alfred Adler, one of the three most noted Vienna psychologists in its classic age around the beginning of the twentieth century. Adler was a Jewish concentration camp survivor, who’d used Nietzsche’s philosophy to help him survive his persecution.

Warning: this blog contains real people that may remind you of yourselves or people you know; especially the Facebook-nowonly celebrities, although you may become Zoellas one day, and I hope the nice ones do. Now that I think about it, I can think of people who most relate to them, but I could do that for any big celebrity I included. These are three goodies anyway, chosen for good reasons, and the people I think of most relating to them were all goodies too; not to be mistaken with The Goodies.

And I thought after yesterday’s blog I should have written a crazy little thing called mixed-up vole, referencing the Queen song, which might have turned it from a good reference to more memorable genius-like, as some songs are raised to classics by little touches like that, such as the whistling in one of Rammstein’s songs (Engel), bagpipes in Bon Scott’s AC/DC Long Way to the Top, or the high-pitched singing in Deep Purple’s Child in Time and Pink Floyd’s Great Gig in the Sky (inspiring the first fictional writing great gig in the sky that I know about in my very own Werewolf of Oz!).

What brought me to this place, you may be asking? A pleasant previous day at work, a good night’s sleep, pleasing morning run, a Dr. Oetker’s funghi pizza, a protein shake and two big mugs of coffee. Deep Purple’s Child in Time plays now, unchosen by me, but Deep Purple Live in Copenhagen 1972 had started playing before I wrote the last paragraph, unchosen by me, after I’d chosen to listen to Black Sabbath Live in Paris 1970 before it.

I added the last three paragraphs in a time of coffilosophy, and could keep rambling with you all day, but work calls from a downpour end of June days, but I have a hot shower to look forward to before that. Is this any different to the XaW Files you may be asking? No different in some ways, I’d answer; the rambling parts of real time. But there is a big whole lot more of fiction in it, bringing a decade-long concept to what I consider a was a good ending… or was it just the end of the beginning… or the beginning of the end..?!

Arnold Schwarzenegger Inspiration

Returning to XaW Files, I later combined the three; Frankl, Adler and Freud; into a Frankenstein inspired creature, at Lake Geneva, where Mary Shelley wrote the classic tale. Freud is the third Genius of the Modern World documentary series this week, after Nietzsche and Marx were the first two.

Arnie Schwarzenegger used the will to power in a good way, and has since used his power in a good way, supporting environmental causes while showing that muscular men can be intelligent.

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Riley Stone Magic

Supporting perceived himbos and bimbos, fighting the stereotype, was one of my objectives when starting the greenYgrey, within the working-class and women Ws of www (wolves were the other for new readers, trying to show their positive side, and not just the negative of folklore and film).

Sharon Stone was going to be the prime example, because I’d heard she had a high IQ as well as amazing beauty, but then I read there were doubts about her IQ score story. I don’t what the truth is, but she seems very intelligent and smart anyway.

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Moreover, Rachel Riley, who I just noticed is an RR to Sharon Stone’s SS, has shown it’s possible for beautiful women to be intelligent, starring on Countdown, and appearing in XaW Files: Beyond Humanity.

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I chose the above greenYgrey photo to show that I’m not jealous of Pasha, Rachel’s partner after meeting on Strictly Come Dancing. Tess Daly outshines Rachel in this photo, showing greenYgrey can look better than mostly white, and mature women can look more beautiful than younger ones; just not on average.

Here’s the episode that reminded me of Friedrich Nietzsche, and made me want to include him in the book.

XaW Files: Beyond Humanity, Chapter 6 Episode 7

We weres (and a mixed-up vole) were in Vienna. So we needed to disembark the train. I looked at the others in our Mozart room, expecting them to be excited at our arrival, but none of them seemed to be a-were (sic) of it. Werewolfie was taking notes, Stella was designing new fashion and Love was all over the place.

Goodnight Vienna

I fell back into unconsciousness, before once again feeling awake. I must have been asleep for a while, and panicked that we had missed our Vienna stop. However, the others were still doing the same things, with no concern for where we were (a-were of the double meaning!).

I suddenly thought I must be in a dream state of hypnagogic sleep paralysis, with my mind in the terminator twilight zone between the unconscious and conscious.

Or was I passing from the first phase of Viennese psychotherapy to the second: from Freud to Alfred Adler.

Alfred-Arnold Terminator Twilight Zone

Grey had encountered The Terminator in its classic epic Werewolf of Oz, and now I was travelling through the home country of its star Arnold Schwarzenegger.

However, this episode belonged to Alfred Adler, so I wondered if I could make a connection between the two. In my dream state I travelled into the www, which of course has a different meaning in the greenYgrey world, but there is a holistic connection between the two.

My unconscious told me that although Arnold became a very successful bodybuilder, actor and politician amongst other things, his drive might have been influenced by what Adler called a neurotic character: ‘(The Neurotic Character) defines his earlier key ideas. He argued that human personality could be explained teleologically: parts of the individual’s unconscious self ideally work to convert feelings of inferiority to superiority (or rather completeness).’

My Unconscious Correctness

Arnold had an inferiority complex when young, and used bodybuilding in line with Adler’s Nietzsche-inspired creative ‘Will to Power’ to improve his self-esteem.

Arnold was quoted in a Fortune magazine interview as saying he thought that ‘Many of the children I’ve seen were broken by their parents, which was the German-Austrian mentality. They didn’t want to create an individual. It was all about conforming. I was one who did not conform, and whose will could not be broken.’

Community and Ecology

Adler also had a term called Gemeinschaftsgefühl to describe ‘the state of social connectedness and interest in the well-being of others that characterizes psychological health… a community feeling whereby one feels he or she belongs with others and has also developed an ecological connection with nature (plants, animals, the crust of this earth) and the cosmos as a whole, sub specie aeternitatis.’

As Governor of California Schwarzenegger signed a bill in 2006 creating the nation’s first cap on greenhouse gas emissions. The law set new regulations on the amount of emissions refineries, utilities and manufacturing plants are allowed to release into the atmosphere. Schwarzenegger continued to support green initiatives while in office, and also tried to cut his own carbon footprint.

References

Adler and Schwarzenegger information from Wikipedia.

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