Stories 20: Learning To Live On Porridge

Diogenes is sitting on the side of the road eating his simple meal of porridge. A court philosopher sees him and comes over to chat. ” You know, Diogenes, if you learned to play up to the king like the rest of us, you wouldn’t have to live on porridge.” Diogenes doesn’t even glance up from his bowl; he just says, ” If you learned to live on porridge, you wouldn’t have to play up to the king.”

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