Why is Nietzsche too often misinterpreted?

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    Chelsea Heapsposted 5 years ago

    It seems to me, through my studies of Nietzsche and existentialism, that more often than not, readers see Nietzsche as a dark and dismal figure rather than one who praises life and existence. He is sometimes said to be a nihilist when in fact, he is indeed an existentialist. Is it the way that Nietzsche writes? Or is it the way we teach Nietzsche? I'm not 100% sure one way or the other, but he is a very important figure and we need to re-evaluate the way we discuss him.