The will to power feature more prominently on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, who has influenced many western societies. His argument was that the concept of will power is the main driving force in the human being. It is the elements that determine such things as individual ambition and achievements of goals as people try to achieve the highest position that they can achieve on earth. Nietzsche’s philosophy indicates that the commitments to values are what make them valuable. This is because there is not truth in values since the truth that is found in real life is not naturally lovable. As such the only authentic thing is for individuals to look deep inside to define what one is and is becoming in the society (Moore, 2002). The decisions that are made are what make an individual move forward not deliberation s and plans or knowledge about the future. The power of the will make things happens.
Alfred Adler incorporated the concept of the will to power into the philosophy of ‘individual psychology’. But he argued that the will to power is not necessarily natural to human being but is a s a result of therapeutic pattern that is adopted by individual to deal with the demand that arise in the society (Wolfgang 2006). On his part, Alders argues that the striving to find life is what primarily drives and motivate people. He therefore came up with the will to meaning concept. This was to take care of holistic the psychological well being of a person as well as the social equality. He therefore argued that one need to look at the whole society as whole in order to overcome such elements that come with inferiority and superiority complex.
Moore, G., Nietzsche, Biology, Metaphor. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2002.
Wolfgang M., “The Organism as Inner Struggle: Wilhelm Roux’s Influence on Nietzsche,” in Nietzsche: His Philosophy of Contradictions and the Contradictions of His Philosophy, trans. David J. Parent (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006), 161–82