Society is politics, but only as what regards their political philosophy
The private is a chaotic raw base (a necessary, “natural” base). It can be described with psychological terms in the singular and sociological terms in the plural of humanity.
The political sphere needs philosophy, ethics and concepts. It seeks a basis of reason upon which different single individuals can agree.
The sociological just takes people as “how they are”, no matter what their ethical ideals could turn them into on the longer run, whereas the political perspective on society gives society a reason.
The private finds its full potential only when it becomes aware of it’s own ability to create reason, embeds it in a frame of organization that is set as a potential ideal.
Then, even if a person never lives under politically reasonable conditions, the aspiration itself, phrased, thought or practiced on the small scale by the thinking individual, creates a political meaningfulness.
MEANINGFULNESS, that is: One in which the single individual steps out of its own concern onward to show responsibility towards its entire contextualities – regarding nonhuman animals, the natural environment and human beings.