This praise of change and the disparagement of the spirit of gravity ultimately point to the eternal recurrence. In embracing the eternal recurrence, we are rejecting the spirit of gravity, and accepting that all things change. The nature of this change is recurrence. Zarathustra often associates laughter, joy, and dancing with such a point of view, because, in a world without absolutes, there is nothing that needs to be taken seriously. The eternal recurrence, as Zarathustra embraces it in the final two chapters, is the acceptance that every moment in one's life is not a single moment, but one that will be repeated throughout eternity. In a sense, it is the ultimate love of living in the present.

On one hand, nothing is fixed and permanent: there are no "things," no "truths," no absolutes, no God. On the other hand, everything is permanent in the sense that no moment passes for a fixed good. Every moment will be repeated eternally, but none of these moments have some ultimate meaning or purpose attached to them. Life is what we make it, and nothing more. If we can take responsibility for each moment, seeing it not as something that is happening to us, but something that we have made happen, we can enjoy each moment as a feeling of power that stretches out for all eternity.

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