From my post on Medium titled “Like Nietzsche, what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger…and crazier.”
Shouldn’t kids be afraid of missiles? Shouldn’t adults be afraid?
Nietzsche said in his book Ecce Homo:
“What does not kill him makes him stronger.”
That sounds reasonable. It does seem that the more we experience these types of attacks, the less afraid of them we are. But there’s another side to the coin too: after writing Ecce Homo, Nietzsche went completely insane. So which is it: the more we experience terrifying experiences, the stronger we are? Or are we just crazier?