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THE CYNICS

We have had a glimpse of the Cynic creed : though it was a life rather than a creed. Its greatest weakness is its ` Cynicism '-a rejection of convention, which brutally lays bare the raw flesh to the untempered winds of reality, and proclaims that decency, propriety, reticence, are mere insincerities which honest men should disregard. That is the teaching of the intellectzcs sibi Peymissus, pushing aside all laws which pure intellect does not sanction. Its ruthless logic has a certain grandeur and may find defenders. But few of these will be found to live by it, and this is its condemnation. The intellectual may forget in his arguments that sentiment and convention have rights, hard to define, on which reason cannot encroach without impoverishing life. But he remembers it in his practice and disproves his theories by his actions. Apart from this, the Cynics did a great service to the world. For here, as so often, the Greeks found, centuries earlier, a road which later ages were to rediscover. With all its extravagances Cynicism contains a core of truth, and corresponds to a permanent need of the human spirit. Hence we find something like it in different forms and many lands. The Cynics are the spiritual kinsmen of the Indian Fakir, of the anchorite of the desert, of the begging friar : of Rousseau in the solitudes of the Hermitage, of Thoreau in the woods of Walden ; there is something of them in the muscular Christian and in the bearer of the white man's burden ; and something in all caravaners and campers-out.

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