A Cynical Tale

It is said that once, in ancient Greece, Alexander the Great went to see Diogenes the Cynic who was sunning himself in the bathtub he called home. The Emperor of the then-known world introduced himself to the philosopher: “I am Alexander, prince of Macedonia and the world. I have heard you are a great philosopher. Is there anything you would ask of me?” Annoyed at this petty disturbance, Diogenes answered, “Yes, you are blocking my sun. Get out of the way.”