What little we know about Zeno and Diogenes is amazing. But if we're talking about a modern day philosopher
I read in a side note that Epicureans advised against getting involved with poor people, because their troubles are many and they drag you down. I cannot find the source to confirm it but I totally agree!I'd say Epicurus/epicureanism, by far. That's sort of the philosophy I grew up with.
What is so cool about the art of Philosophy is, you can learn so much more from what you disagree with.Learning of philosophy, I'm split on a few people.
Far as the ones I like so far, I may as well say Aquinas at least in how he tries to propose what evil is, even though there are no doubt other systems and such that dismantle his definition of evil. Another I like (and also currently reading on) is Aristotle. Nietzsche is one I want to get into, at least in understanding him more.
Nietzsche has been ridiculously hated. At least in modern life, he is seen as virtually nihilism personified, despite mostly detesting it and ignoring that the "Last Man" he posited was actually more or less an SJW, and SJWs are the ultimate result of nihilism.I have a real soft spot for Nietzsche.
The guy was an ace psychiatrist, appreciated the positives of religion despite talking about its failures, was an atheist whilst being very honest about it's problems and after all that very funny, optimistic and easy to read.
It would have been great to get him and Kierkegaard in the same room.
He’s also real example of quote mining out of context, a good example being “god is dead” with edgelords who never bothered to read it in context not realising Nietzsche was, if anything, mourning the death of god and discussing its consequences whilst the religious in the past have reacted in a knee jerk fashion to those words again out of context.Nietzsche has been ridiculously hated. At least in modern life, he is seen as virtually nihilism personified, despite mostly detesting it and ignoring that the "Last Man" he posited was actually more or less an SJW, and SJWs are the ultimate result of nihilism.