Book Note: Persuasion and Rhetoric by Carlo Michelstaedter #14

It is useless to stir up such trifles further as long as we have established the following: because linguistic perspective consists entirely in the depth of present vision, the organic life of language that pulsates equally in every word and combination of words dulls and disintegrates-as a function of the individual human life-when man's organized foresight (individual security) is reduced by societal security to a single point, an instant. 

The esoteric point in the center of the circle is turned inside out, to represent a sole moment which can only be anticipated with a sense of anxiety. Each moment becomes preparation for something that one doesn't desire.