By: Grace Do
Cynicism J-Store article
Cynicism is an attitude or state of mind characterized by a general distrust of others' motives. A cynic may have a general lack of faith or hope in the human species or people motivated by ambition, desire, greed, gratification, materialism, goals, and opinions that a cynic perceives as vain, unobtainable, or ultimately meaningless and therefore deserving of ridicule or admonishment.
This Article talks about the modern relevance of Cynicism and the influence the philosophy has of the world. It's tradition is very unique because in our world today there are so many objects that you really don't need but yet everyone has them. But they believe that living a simple life is the best way to live. Having only nature to live off of and no man made objects.
Diogenes the Cynic
Diogenes of Sinope (404-323 BC) Cynicism
Diogenes is a character not to share some anecdotes about him from the compendium of Diogenes Laertius on the lives of the philosophers. They illustrate the precepts by which he lived that personal happiness is satisfied by meeting one's natural needs and that what is natural cannot be shameful or indecent. Therefore, his life was lived with extreme simplicity, inured to want, and without shame.