What is called thinking? We must guard against the blind urge to snatch at a quick answer in the form of a formula. must stay with the question. We must pay attention to the way in which the question asks : what is called thinking, what does call for thinking?
"You just wait—I'll teach you what call obedience!" a mother might say to her boy won't come home. Does she promise him a definition of obedience? No. Or is she going to give him a lecture? again, if she is a proper mother. Rather, she will convey to what obedience is. Or better, the other way around: she will bring to obey. Her success will be more lasting the less she scolds him; it will be easier, the more directly she can get to listen-not just condescend to listen, but listen in such a way that he can no longer stop wanting to do it. why? Because his ears have been opened and he can hear what is in accord with his nature. Learning, then, cannot be brought about by scolding. Even so, a teaches must at times grow noisy. In fact, he may have to scream and scream, although the aim is to his students learn so quiet a thing as thinking. Nietzsche, most quiet and shiest of men, knew of this necessity. endured the agony of having to scream. In a decade when the world at large