Chappelle & Diogenes: Fuck It!

Cynicism today doesn't mean what it used to when it was a respectable philosophical school of thought in ancient Greece. Cynicism represented a virtuous life predicated on the spiritual benefits of leading a simple life lived in accordance with nature. This simple way of life required the rejection of superficial social conventions and materialistic desires, for these represent distractions from true spiritual enlightenment, and they create self-defeating expectations that preclude the possibility of achieving happiness.

The most famous of the cynics was Diogenes of Sinope, who lived in a tub or a barrel and carried a lamp around during the day, claiming he was looking for an honest man. In a famous anecdote (one of many), Alexander the Great once came to see Diogenes and told the latter he would grant him any wish he might have; Diogenes asked him to stop blocking the sunlight on which he was basking. On another occasion, Alexander the Great himself once declared that if he could be anyone else, he would wish to be the philosopher Diogenes...

Now it seems Diogenes has created a partnership with Dave Chappelle to sing children's songs and teach the little rascals some lessons about the simple life :)


Check out other ways in which philosophy can contribute to your happiness, or not... fuck it...
.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Embed this blog on your site