A Word on Vitality

If Nietzsche thinks what is noble or high in rank is that which is more vital; if Nietzsche thinks our morality (Christian, ascetic) saps vitality; if Nietzsche thinks seeking the truth can sap vitality; then this value of vitality is of major importance. But what exactly does it designate, and how is it to be gauged?

It seems to me that vitality is about life in this world, which would encompass all the various natural desires that people have, including the desire of many for religion and the desire of some for truth. So, instead of being opposed to Christianity, I would think that vitality encompasses it.

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