People should be overlooked in order to avoid including them among other insolvable matters of one’s existence. They are easily attachable to the set of things that require much than a human being can provide.
These are the things which cannot be thoroughly dealt with and never can be drove to an end. For instance, the personal bodily constitution and all the other things attached to it, the old ideal of reaching wisdom, or the preoccupation for finding the perfect artistic expression.
Yet, the ways in which others impose to us and for which they cannot be ignored make the act of ignorance a problem, too. There are the very well known states of sickness, poverty, dependence, but most of all the loneliness showed by others. Who can solve someone else sense of loneliness, if he is aware of his lonely human condition, too?
In fact, all these ways make plain all our own concealed weakness and unsolvable character, with the consequence of not being able to help others by using our own properties.
Therefore, the charitable acts can be done as long as the charitable man refuses to consider his individual characteristics. He offers words of consolation picked up from the common language or he disappears behind his effective deeds.
As regards the proper way of taking others as objects of our thought, i.e. by a personal reference to them, it is preferable to take them together with the stronger things around them. The human being mingled with inanimate things, as it is the case of approaching men and their history, gives us some solid ground on which we can forget the common weakness.
Surely, this is not a true account of men, but the alternative of confronting them in their weak solitude transforms our discourse in an instable chain of words that hardly can count as true ones, at least for our habit of judging true on the model of firm and sterile scientific propositions.