The Philosophy of Cynicism: Greek Antiquity to Today

"[The Greek Cynic] Diogenes once begged alms of a statue and, when asked why he did so, replied, 'To get practice in being refused.'" - from Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers

The ideas of the Greek Cynics differs markedly from modern conceptions of cynicism.  How did this transformation come about and what can we learn by revisiting ancient philosophy?

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