Diogenes, the Greek philosopher who founded the Cynical school, lived in a barrel. When Alexander the Great once visited Diogenes was he was relaxing in the sun, and asked if there were anything he might do for him, the Cynic answered the all-powerful conqueror, "Yes, there is something you can do for me. Please move a little to the side. You are blocking the sunlight."
-Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
|Gaetano Gandolfi Alexander and Diogenes Oil on canvas 1792|