>>619>Diogenes was a fucking hack
Ah, so Alexander the Great was a hack too for holding him in a high regard then no? How about stoicism, the people that trimmed the ideas? Fuck let's not even get into Christianity and how monks and the idea of living an asceticism and trying to reject worldly/material things was heavily influenced by cynics and the ideas of Diogenes, no he's a "fucking hack.
">How can you act virtuously when you have no means?
If you have to ask that question, then that means you lack the fundamentals to even approach this subject.>And how the hell is defying social norms compatible with virtue?
Again, because people say shit and they don't actually believe it, in the times of the Greeks, Diogenes would rip the shit out Plato's reasoning, showing that it's faulty. >Don't even get me started on how the dude preached self-sufficiency yet literally chose to live as a beggar.
Yeah because being a beggar was the lowest rung in Greek society. A slave at least had a master that tended to him, but a beggar was beholden to no one but the kindness of strangers and their goodness in them that would allow him to live.