Jim Morrison was born in Florida on December 8th, 1943. His father, a high ranking naval officer, brought up his children under strict discipline and the relationship between the two was problematic. Perhaps because of this, the sensitive child became somewhat withdrawn and isolated. Jim would later express extreme hostility towards his family and the traditional values it stood for.
We used to believe in the good old days
We still receive In little ways
The things of Kindness
and unsporting brow
Forget and allow
At the age of four, Jim witnessed a bloody traffic accident that was to have a profound impact on his life. Somewhere between Albuquerque and Santa Fe the Morrison family came across an overturned truck. It had been involved in a collision and its occupants, a group of Indians, were lying on the road, bleeding to death. This first encounter with death left a deep impression in the mind of young Jim Morrison who believed that the spirit of an Indian, a Shaman, had entered his own soul.
Among Jim's favorite authors was the controversial German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, whose views were opposed to those of tradition and Christianity. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche summed up his ideas about man and morality. He wrote about two types of men: an inferior man who lives in helplessness and fear, and the 'superman,' who, because of the greatness of his mind, is beyond good and evil and answers to no-one.
" Every color connects to create the boat, which rocks the race "