There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher that lived between 1844 and 1900. His writings drew from philosophy, history, art, as well as science.
Much has been said about the body, and how it holds the answers to a lot of our questions. Some even say your body leaves clues as to what is good for you and what is not, particularly when it comes to things we ingest.
Does Nietzsche’s quote, in some way, connect to his own mental decline in his latter years?
Or maybe what he’s saying is that there is a limit to what can be interpreted through philosophy, and that your physical experience is more revelatory of truth.
What do you think? What did Nietzsche mean by this statement? Why did he conclude that there is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy?