The first internal relation that is essential to a secret society is the reciprocal confidence of its members.
The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent to all genuine individuality, because relationships and reactions result from it which cannot be exhausted with logical operations.
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The individual has become a mere cog in an enormous organization of things and powers which tear from his hands all progress, spirituality, and value in order to transform them from their subjective form into the form of a purely objective life.
In order to accommodate to change and to the contrast of phenomena, the intellect does not require any shocks and inner upheavals; it is only through such upheavals that the more conservative mind could accommodate to the metropolitan rhythm of events.
On the one hand, life is made infinitely easy for the personality in that stimulations, interests, uses of time and consciousness are offered to it from all sides. They carry the person as if in a stream, and one needs hardly to swim for oneself.
|Birth:||1st March, 1858|
|Death:||28th September, 1918|
Georg Simmel was born in Berlin, Germany. He was a German sociologist, philosopher, and critic. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Berlin in 1881. He wrote several books include: On Social Differentiation, Problems of Philosophy of History, Introduction to the Science of Ethics, The Problems of Sociology, The Philosophy of Money, and The View of Life.
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