Ubermenchian

In the Theory of Balanceology, I present and discuss our inborn empowerment need.  However, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885) Nietzsche defined his Ubermenchian Doctrine. This Nietzschean concept comes close to describing power-centered and control-centered people. Ubermechian means “superman.”  However, I prefer to define ubermensch as “overman.”  Power-centered people often consider themselves to be over other people and superior to others. It is somewhat similar to Alfred Adler’s concept of superiority. This overman evaluation can set up societal “pecking orders.” Pecking orders for humans come into play in the form of social status, social class, social control, social prestige, and the caste system. Most of us are going to vie for some degree of social class, status, control, and prestige. Pecking order involves a social dominance hierarchy whereby powerful  people can come to control a particular society. Hierarchical societies are about the haves and have-nots, the rich and the powerful, the over-represented and the under-represented, and fairness and unfairness. In the Theory of Balanceology, I go into detail about the current state of unfairness in American society. Those at the top of the power chain are a culture’s overmen. The ubermenchian concept dominated Nazi controlled German society from 1932-1945. Utermensch (underman) on the other hand is at the other end of ubermenchian (overman) continuum. Utermensch is the common man who is subservient to societal and political power structures. In the Theory of Balanceology,  utermensch is defined as the normal-man, mediocre-man, and average-man.

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