Grope at will !

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

Amongst the readers’ comments on In safe hands, for various reasons unpublished, there were two alluding to the likelihood that the image we used therein could work very well as a recruiting poster for the airports security personnel. Upon reflection I have to agree that this is indeed likely, as the remuneration for such mundane job requiring minimal intelligence and training can not be too attractive and thus perquisites are needed. Tempting images abound:

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About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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