power is meaningless to me. what i care about is meaning. truth is good but only when it contributes itself to meaning. same for power.
power and truth are necessary, like water and food, but are not sufficient on their own. this is my problem with the will to power and with nietzsche. one might possess all power and truth in the world, and these will not guarantee meaning. philosophy is inherently meaningful so it is good; the same with love, and friendship. and purpose, where it contributes to something that is already of significant meaning (value).
no philosopher has deeply analyzed meaning for its own sake. nietzsche never did. but i have. this is why religions function and it is why most people do not want philosophy, power or truth. they want meaning. but a false meaning will kill just as easily as no meaning at all, perhaps even more so.
the existentia is structured accordingly with power, truth, and meaning interwoven together. this structure is embedded in and as us. consciousness is it. so we walk many fine lines between these. in my three core philosophy there is truth, power and fantasy; these three presiding cores comprise subjectivity and are themselves wed together and organized by the highest principle of all, namely that of meaning.
without meaning there is a reduction to subjectivity of objectivity, the objective is lost which means truth and power become falsified within one’s own self-images. this is why people suicide: their meaning structures are lacking or have become damaged, they have lost what is and ought to be meaningful to them, so much so that they collapse their existence into themselves and falsely believe that just because objectivity is filtered through subjectivity there exists only or primarily subjectivity— no. subjectivity is derivative of that objectivity which created it. and the kernel of subjectivity is in the perspective-making and ego that draws experience to itself and reformats it in its own image, a kind of gestalt creation that is more than the sum of its parts. a shadow of the future casts backward in time, a shadow of the universe of ideas into the physical. we all already know all of this, everyone does. but the insufficiency of meaning causes us such pain that we gladly forget it in order to collapse into ourselves in an attempt to not need meaning, to try and get meaning from ourselves alone. the forms of the self: truth, power, and fantasy, these cannot guarantee meaning. these are empty without meaning. but meaning has been and remains undefined and unexplored. so it is easy to ignore all this and keep living as some kind of innocent animal, and indeed knowledge is too painful to desire in this case, except that we cannot not desire it either since it is us. so we torment ourselves and seek infinite distractions in order to try and live without meaning.
and it is possible to short circuit and reduce consciousness to a small grain of itself and thus succeed in living without a wider objectivity and meaning. for a while anyway. in such circumstances time itself becomes the greatest enemy. time and the one truth we wish to avoid at all costs.