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THE CYNICS

of other nations proved that cannibalism was not impious. Reason showed that everything was in, and passed through, everything else. There was meat in bread and bread in vegetables.

But there were better results of this war on convention. The Cynic rejected as unnatural the distinction of slave and freeman, Greek and foreigner. Asked what was his country, Diogenes replied : I am a citizen of the world.

Starting in a practical need and advancing by a war of reason on convention, Cynicism strengthened itself by an argument on which more than 2,000 years later Rousseau was to found a philosophy. Civilization, it said, is bad, not only
because it surrounds us with hindrances to freedom, but because it is unnatural. We are unhappy because our life has ceased to be natural. To find happiness we must return to Nature.

TO those who were impressed by the wealth and so-called happiness of the Persian king, Diogenes declared that they had an entirely false idea of his life, that in part it was within the reach even of the very poor, and in part there was no advantage in it. He himself did not neglect the needs of the body, as some silly persons thought, who, seeing him living in the open and enduring cold and thirst, fancied that he was indifferent to health and life. In spite of these hardships he enjoyed better health than those who were always filling their stomachs, living indoors and never knowing what heat or cold were ; he enjoyed his food more, and took far more pleasure in the changes of the seasons, delighting in the coming of summer and the dispersal of the mists, and not distressed at its close, because it freed him from the excessive heat. As for fire or shade or shelter, he had little to do with them. He did not employ them before they were necessary, unlike the rest of mankind, who, because they can light fires and have houses and ample clothing, if they feel a touch of cold, run away from the air and make their bodies useless

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