An intellectual inquiry can rarely involve the inquirer as a whole. It would be a risky enterprise, since behind any intellectual vow lays all that is contrary to the subtle intellectual devotion and cannot be put in the solemn words of a vow.
From the minor non-intellectual activities as feeding to the grossest vices, all are put out from the area of intellectual judgment once someone claims to be dedicated to an intellectual pursuit. He could not advance in intellectual activity and at the same time to return to what was previously in him as an amount of contrary or indifferent features to intellectual activity.
Instead of waiting for a healthy laugh concerning his false devotion to higher values, an intellectual should know to make small steps out of his non-intellectual life and only to whisper his vows.