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THE STOICS : EPICTETUS

but it is also depressing. The Stoic sits aloof and aloft on his peak
Beyond the arrows, shouts, and views of men :
but there is little pleasure in sitting there and we shiver in the frozen air. The things outside man's power are infinitely more numerous, if not more important, than the things within it. In the immense territory of the universe only a tiny plot is his-the soul ; and however rich the fruits of that plot he cannot but ask why he was put into a world where so much was apparently offered him, so little meant to be his. We miss the old Greek ideal of a life in which beauty, thought, and action formed a splendid unity. The Stoic is not ascetic, but his time is largely spent in renunciation.

Entbehren sollst du, sollst entbehren !
Das ist der ewige Gesang,
Der jedem an die Ohren klingt,
Den, unsey ganzes Leben lang,
Uras heisey jede Sticnde singt.

And if there must be renunciation St. Francis seems a better model than Epictetus. The Christian God looked upon creation and saw that it was good ; the Stoic God looked upon it and saw that it was ` indifferent '.
Another weakness in the Stoics is a callousness that verges on brutality. Pity to them was more than a frailty : it was wrong. They were bound to exclude it from life. For how can a man be entirely free and self-sufficient if the pains and sorrows of life can touch him at any point ? This reasoning drove Epictetus to say :
IF you kiss your child, or brother, or friend, never allow your imagination to range at large, nor allow your exultation to go as far as it will. You must remind yourself that you love a mortal, and that nothing that you love is your very own ; it is given you for the moment, not for ever nor inseparably, but like a fig or a bunch of grapes at the appointed season of the year, and if you long for it in winter you are a fool. So too if you long for your son or your friend, when it is not given you to have him, know that you are longing for a fig in winter

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