AN ancient Greek philosopher, Diogenes of Sinope, was seen on the streets of Athens with a lighted lantern in his hand in broad daylight.
When out of curiosity people asked Diogenes what he was looking for, he replied, “I am looking for a man?”
Diogenes acted so strangely to stir up his fellow citizens. His contention was that, even though it seemed so obvious that the world was full of human beings, it was not easy to find a person he was looking for.
The philosopher was trying to find a man in the true sense of the word, which he visualised as follows: