Best Answer

B or C answer:It means for instance, that if you fight evil, you should take care that you do not become evil yourself. This is actually the explanation for the line before this quote in Nietzsche's essay. The abyss looks back at you means that when you begin to know somthing that is fundamentally different from yourself, you take a piece of it with you and it changes you and vice versa.A answer:An aphorism is a demonstration of a profound idea that is not explicitly laid out by the aphorism. To "get" an aphorism, you have to adopt the perspective of the person writing the aphorism mapped out by the explicit situation in the aphorism. This aphorism is about the double-edged sword of free will. We are all, if we choose to be, free to care about whatever we want. Exercising this choice creates subjective moral meaning in life. However, sometimes our choices have unintended natural consequences: so there are limits on freedom. Caring about fighting monsters, in the first sentence of the complete version of this aphorism, creates the danger (unintended natural consequence) that one might turn into a monster oneself. Go find your own examples in literature and history where a person crusaded against some evil, but the cure was arguably worse than the disease. On the other hand, don't be too careful about what you choose to care about: what to care about has no answer, and things are meaningless until you give them meaning by choosing to care about them, and thinking about this too much is actually choosing to care about meaninglessness, which will rob a person of meaning. Extra credit: can we change morality and meaning and what we care about

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-09-27 07:22:43
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What beginning with the letter A is the meaning of the prefix 'circum'

Adding the suffix -able to a root word forms which part of speech

Which of these definitions describes characterization

What is a literary point of view

See all cards
233 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What does is mean when you look into the abyss the abyss looks back at you?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What does it mean if she looks you in the eye for a long time that you yourself look away and when you look back she looks away?

Nayeli i love you

What does it mean if a girl looks at you and when you look back she still looks at you?

Either she's trying to flirt or you have something on your face :)

What do looks mean?

Answer Looks mean how you look when you look in a mirror. Do you look old, young, beautiful or ugly.

What does it mean if a girl looks at you and when you look back she looks away?

It means she's embarrassed you caught her looking, probably. it could also means she likes you.

What does that mean if the guy you like looks at you until you look back and continues to look until you look away and this has happened a lot?

It means he likes you and wants you to notice him

What does abyssus mean?

Abyssus means a downward and looks like a never ending gorge, canyon, or ravine. Abyssus is an alternate word for abyss.

What does abismo mean in English?


How do you spell aybss?

Do You mean Abyss ??

If a guy looks at you then when you look at him he looks away and he looks again does it mean he likes you?

Most likely

What does it mean to exchange looks?

to exchange looks means to look at each other.................

What does it mean if a guy looks at you then you look at him?

It depends what kind of look he gives you......

You're a girl in grade 11 and there's this guy in the grade 10 you don't know who always looks at you but when you notice him looking you look back and he looks away What does this mean?

He likes you!

People also asked