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  1. theoretically, this sounds true, because every person from birth has certain vices, delusions, shortcomings, and on the contrary, a lot of superfluous things, and for him the main thing is to first deal with this, and not with something that is outside of himself, whatever it may be.. However, the problem is that philosophers usually do not go beyond the ideal theory, everything remains speculative, detached from life. All because, in my opinion, defeating yourself with yourself is the same as playing chess with yourself or pulling yourself out of the swamp by the hair. There is an ancient work called Speech against the Hellenes written by Tatian, in which the author exposes the life of philosophers divorced from their teachings. By the way, it says that Diogenes died of indigestion when he ate a raw polyp.

    Another example is Nietzsche. HE also taught that man is a tightrope between the animal and the superman, and that man himself is a pitiful deformity compared to superman, that is, what man should be. But Nietzsche, too, did not reach the superhuman level; according to the descriptions, he went mad and ended up in a madhouse.

    I think that the solution to these problems is not in philosophy, but in faith( religion)

  2. More likely yes than no . In fact , the victory over oneself is a kind of metaphysical victory of the real self against the false ego . That is, finding the reason that connected you with the temporary person enlightens . He finds the Truth or the way to it . And what kind of human activity is aimed at finding the Truth – philosophy .

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