What does Nietzsche mean by saying, "We love someone but we never think about them"?When Nietzsche said, "We love someone but we never think about them" what did he mean ?

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Nietzsche meant that the act of loving is transparent and needs no proof or claim. Nietzsche believed all knowledge was falsification. He believed that "thought" was always self-serving and came from the ego, sort of like we own our thoughts.He also believed that abstract concepts are objectified by poeple. A good quote supporting his theories is:

"Philosophy always creates the world in its own image; it cannot do otherwise"

Since Nietzche believed all these things, he thought of love as an act and something that cannot be conceptualised or even thought about in a pure and reliable way. That is why he wrote ,"we love someone but we never think of them."

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