Cultivating The King!

The philosopher Diogenes was dining on bread and lentils.

He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus who lived in considerable comfort by fawning on the King.

Said Aristippus, “Learn subservience to the king and you will not have to live on lentils.”

Said Diogenes, “Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to cultivate the King.”

After we feel the need to work more and earn more because we want to maintain a certain standard of living or we need to conform to certain social standards. Ceiling on desires is what is required. Work for the sake of work. Work for the happiness or satisfaction you derive from it. Work not just to please somebody. Do not sell your soul for money. Live for yourself and by your own principles.