We all have our moments when life seems too much. It was on January 3rd back in 1889 when the famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche had such a moment and broke down at the sight of a horse being flogged. The incident happened in the city of Turin in Italy. Nietzsche had left his lodgings in the throes of a manic episode and walked a short distance to a nearby square.
It was in the square where he witnessed the horse being flogged by its owner, and threw himself towards the animal, embracing it. Slumping to the floor in tears Nietzsche was almost arrested for disturbing the peace. Eventually his landlord took him back home. Sadly, the remaining years of Friedrich Nietzsche’s life were spent under care, and in a state of madness. The horse incident marks the definitive moment, between great philosopher and broken mind.
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