Nietzsche's New Happiness: Longing, Boredom, and the Elusiveness of Fulfillment

Philosophic Exchange 37 (1) (2007)

Bernard Reginster
Brown University
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the elusiveness of fulfillment was a source of much perplexity. You believe that the possession of something that you desire will bring you fulfillment, but the acquisition of it leaves you dissatisfied. Arthur Schopenhauer said that this is because the objects of desire lack any intrinsic value. By contrast, Nietzsche argued that our experience of boredom reflects our desire to engage in a challenging form of activity.
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