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Nietzsche said: “I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things ..."

Nietzsche said: “I want to learn more and more 
to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; 
then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. 
Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! . . . 
And all in all and on the whole: 
some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.”

With Keats Nietzsche is the herald of Triadic Philosophy
Nietzsche sees the realm of human activity is the Aesthetic
the place where truth and beauty become one
Henceforth moralism is a silly endeavor
Whether something is true and beautiful or not
says it all
Some see beauty in everything
Amor fati means love your life

Those who practice Triadic Philosophy also see
the ugliness in harm   
and the effects of harm over time 
Beauty then is prospect
where none seemed to exist
It is here that the values that 
are universal
tolerance democracy
helpfulness and non-idolatry
cast their shining light 
on the thought 
that leads to what we will

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…