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The Intersection Of Social Circles

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Individuals see themselves initially in a context that, relatively indifferent to their individuality, binds them to their fate and imposes a close involvement with those things near to which the accident of their birth has placed them; and of course this initial context means the beginning circumstances of a phylogenetic as well as an ontogenetic development. The family encompasses a number of various particular individuals who are at first dependent on this bond to the strictest degree. With further development each individual weaves a bond to personalities that lie outside this original circle of association. Society arises from individuals, the individual arises from society. When the advanced culture more and more expands the social circle to which we belong with our whole personality, the individual is still in large measure on one's own and deprived of many supports and advantages of the tightly related group.

Keywords: individuals; social circle



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