“They say it is impossible to set a bound between the “I” and society. Naïveté! Crusoes…”

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“They say it is impossible to set a bound between the “I” and society. Naïveté! Crusoes are to be found not only on desert islands. They are there, in populous cities. … Loneliness, desertion, a boundless, shoreless sea, on which no sail has risen for tens of years, — do not many of our contemporaries live in such a circumstance? And are they not Crusoes, to whom the rest of people have become a vague reminiscence, barely distinguishable from a dream?”

Lev Shestov, All Things Are Possible

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