So, it’s Aristotle Week at Quote of the Day!
“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god.”
You know the expression “he must have been raised by wolves.” I think the only difference here between a beast and a god is the possession of enough power to force the onlookers to endure asocial behavior.