This is Diogenes
the Cynic. He is known for having roamed the world, lantern aloft, on a lifelong quest for just one honest man. (Spoilers: He never did find one by his definition.) Besides that, he was one of those classical philosophers and public intellectuals whose standard delivery represented our modern concept of "performance art" or "stand-up comedy." He was a tart social critic and overall sourpuss. He is, however, credited with helping to found the seeds of stoicism, one of the most enduring schools of Greek philosophy. He
is one of my heroes. Like
Diogenes, I too have been on a lifelong quest to seek something out.
This thing I seek is something we all assume exist, all agree would
be a nice thing to have, until we think it over. That thing I have
fruitlessly sought is "an intelligent Internet discussion
community." Let's flashback right quick: The original purpose of the Internet was to support communication, to the goal of exchanging information, ideas, and media. When…
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