Book Note: Persuasion and Rhetoric by Carlo Michelstaedter #21

The trained man is reduced to not allowing his reality to depart from the moment: his direct mode is the sign of a given near-relation.

The problems which arise from chaining man to given near relations might be integrated economically and turned into a political ideology. The given near relations would be closer to something one must move beyond on the personal plane, like samsara.