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Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendor and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and color. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere. In freedom it gives itself unreservedly, abundantly, completely. All the laws on the statutes, all the courts in the universe, cannot tear it from the soil, once love has taken root.
Free, dost thou call thyself? Thy ruling thought would I hear of, and not that thou hast escaped from a yoke. Art thou one ENTITLED to escape from a yoke? Many a one hath cast away his final worth when he hath cast away his servitude. Free from what? What doth that matter to Zarathustra! Clearly, however, shall thine eye show unto me: free FOR WHAT?
Free will doesn’t exist. Only the illusion of free will, because the causes of our behavior are so complex that we can’t trace them back. If you’ve got one line of dominoes knocking each other down one by one, then you can always say, Look, this domino fell because that one pushed it. But when you have an infinite number of directions, you can never find where the casual chain begins. So you think, That domino fell because it wanted to.
FREE MAN, YOU WILL ALWAYS CHERISH THE SEA! THE SEA IS YOUR MIRROR; YOU CONTEMPLATE YOUR SOUL IN THE INFINITE UNROLLING OF ITS BILLOWS; YOUR MIND IS AN ABYSS THAT IS NO LESS BITTER.YOU LIKE TO PLUNGE INTO THE BOSOM OF YOUR IMAGE; YOU EMBRACE IT WITH EYES AND ARMS, AND YOUR HEART IS DISTRACTED AT TIMES FROM ITS OWN CLAMORING BY THE SOUND OF THIS PLAINT, WILD AND UNTAMABLE.BOTH OF YOU ARE GLOOMY AND RETICENT:MAN, NO ONE HAS SOUNDED THE DEPTHS OF YOUR BEING;O SEA, NO PERSON KNOWS YOUR MOST HIDDEN RICHES,SO ZEALOUSLY DO YOU KEEP YOUR SECRETS!YET FOR COUNTLESS AGES YOU HAVE FOUGHT EACH OTHERWITHOUT PITY, WITHOUT REMORSE,SO FIERCELY DO YOU LOVE CARNAGE AND DEATH,O ETERNAL FIGHTERS, IMPLACABLE BROTHERS!