For better of worse, a handful of books dictated the course of my life. One of those books was Thus Spoke Zarathustra. I was born into poverty, and with certain issues that had me mocked and ridiculed throughout my childhood…I didn’t come from a position of power and Nietzsche didn’t resonate with me because I never knew suffering. Quite the opposite, really. Nietzsche called me to become stronger in the face of suffering, and to seek to rise above rather than to join, and I’ll always love him for that.