Nietzsche’s Eternal Recurrence applied to finances

Nietzsche, by Edvard Munch

Nietzsche, by Edvard Munch

How philosophy can help you achieve good things in your life




Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a brilliant man. He dealt with so many issues in life in such relatable ways that his works never seem to become obsolete. It is the subject of time that is the basis of one of Nietzsche’s most beautiful concepts: the Eternal Recurrence.
The Eternal Recurrence suggests that time and space are infinite, but the things and events in it are finite, thus repeating themselves for all eternity. So, if events are recurrent, whether in the short or long term, it means that everything in life can be cyclical — have you watched the movie Mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem? It is based on this idea
Imagine that you spent a holiday in Prague. Oh, you had a ball! Riding the subway, eating great food, walking down the ‘Karluv Most’ (Charles Bridge), these moments you wish they could live on forever. Well, according to Nietzsche’s Eternal Recurrence, they won’t exactly live on forever, but you can live them again and again if you build the same opportunities.
Here at Penco, we work with the concept of prosperity, which is a state that enables us to achieve our goals with a finite resource. As long as we have such resources, we are able to accomplish things in our lives. Those accomplishments can be seen as outcomes that result in many things, happiness being among them. If we take the Greek concept of happiness being a momentary thing (a fleeting feeling, as the school of Stoicism would argue), the Eternal Recurrence would help us live those happy moments over and over again .
In other words, saving and investing your resources in a clever way will lead you to a greater number of happy moments that will repeat for a longer time in your life. If you want to know more and how you can achieve a prosperous life, drop in our office today and have a chat with us. We are here waiting for you.