Self Improvement

Four Great Life Lessons from the Ancient Cynic Philosophy

The teaching of Diogenes and his oft-forgotten school offer a path to contentment.

Sean Kernan
Jan 28 · 6 min read
Source: purchased rights via istock images from user Kemter

1. Be careful what you wish for

2. Embrace the power of cynic minimalism

A simple, personal example

3. Humor is the solution to many problems

Their famous interaction

Depiction of their famous meeting in Greece. (source: Wikimedia commons by Achilles Vasileiou)

4. Lastly, you are living the greatest gift possible


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