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    Introduction: Who are the Cynics? The word “cynic” derives from Ancient Greek meaning “dog-like” or “dog”. The philosophy group of Cynics’ beliefs and actions resembles what a dog would think or do, because they live an indifferent way of life. Another way to put this is that the cynics sustained their human behaviour by the motivation entirely of self-interest. An example would be Diogenes of Sinope, who was a dominant figure of the story of Cynicism as there are many stories about his extreme behaviour. Alexander the Great meets Diogenes Diogenes was a simple and homeless man who lived and did his business on the street. Once, Alexander the Great, a wealthy man, met Diogenes and offered to grant him any request. However, Diogenes…

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    The Cynics were thought to be a deplorable people. In some ways, the Cynics and Stoics are practicing a principle that helps to guard against the lust of the flesh and the desire to live worldly. They may be taking it to the extreme, but the idea warrants some merit. When having material things consume a person to the point that the material things have them, then there is a definite problem. Having things are not to be the main purpose for our living. God has made it clear that He is the…

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    Since beliefs did not lead the life of a Skeptic, they abided by two principles: appearances and convention. Appearances, according to the Skeptics, meant sensations and feelings, while convention simply meant the traditions, laws, and customs of society (BOOK). Many of their daily activities, such as work, was seen as only work with no ending meaning or purpose. Another school of thought that will be discussed in Cynicism. Cynicism promoted a retreat from society (BOOK). Cynic literally means…

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    Heraclitus The Skeptics

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    We need to be skeptical of what others are telling us. I think two of the biggest things that people are skeptic about are the government and vaccinations. People want to question what the government is doing and if it is in our best interest. With vaccinations, people often wonder if it is worth the risks associated with it. On other things, in our society I do not believe people follow through with their opinion. Do not listen to everyone else’s opinion because “suffering is caused not by the…

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    If Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Diogenes of Sinope all have come into our time zone especially in America and saw the lifestyle we are living, they would all have different opinions on the way things turned out. Some things are good and some are bad, but for sure they would all be shocked of the modern society just like anyone would be to see a new world in front of them. It’s like us going to a new planet or waking up a few thousand years from now and having the same mentality. I will start…

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    Some of the greatest minds that have ever lived are cynics and have revolutionized our world simply because they questioned what everyone else wouldn’t. We must remember that sometimes the key to understanding our society and the values that it holds are hidden discreetly in subtle clues and actions and it is up to us to use our cynical minds to discover them and to maybe one day expose them to the world. With all this talk about cynicism what exactly is it? Cynicism is simply being skeptical…

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    Stycism Vs Cynicism

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    Although externally the Stoics and Cynics appear extremely different from one another, especially in their lifestyle choices, their doctrines share many similarities. Cynicism and Stoicism both agree that a fulfilling life is achieved by seeking self-sufficiency and living in accordance with nature. The main difference between these philosophies is the way that they are applied. Since the Stoics apply these concepts in a more reasonable and less rigid way than the Cynics, Stoicism is a major…

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    Skepticism is what most of the times drives science to a better understanding of reality. It is through skepticism that science developed the scientific method. The main idea of the scientific method is that you need evidence in order for something to be true, and that faith based understanding of the world does not helps us unravel the mysteries of the universe. However, too much skepticism can lead to cynicism. If a skeptical person becomes a cynic, it can be dangerous for that person because…

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    Punk Music Revolutions

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    For two years ‘Cynics’ was the name for Giles Bidder, back then an 18-year-old living in Brighton. He played one of his first solo shows in July 2009 with Holland’s Tim Vantol. That night, a last minute decision was made that he would join him on the road for the rest of the foreigner’s 10-date UK tour. Moving on to sofas in London and playing every show that he could, he became a recognisable face the punk rock community ("Great Cynics"). His live show soon started to become awash with crowd…

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    Leadership has always been the main focus of management research. There has been various studies that suggest or teach leaders how to become effective leaders among their followers. Until recently little attention has been paid to followership in leadership research (Baker, 2007; Bligh, 2011; Carsten, Uhl-Bien, West, Patera, & McGregor, 2010; Kelley, 2008; Sy, 2010 as cited in Uhl-Bien, Riggio, Lowe, & Carsten, 2013). It takes two to tango in this kind of relationship, without followers,…

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