I never claimed to be original in fantasizing about the simple, uncluttered ‘barrel life’ of Diogenes. Far from it. I seem to be surfing on the Zeitgeist. The cult of ‘stuff’ is out, the cult of ‘less’ is in.
As always, there is a Cavalier and a Roundhead version of the meme.
Here is one example of the Cavalier version:
And here is one example of the Roundhead version, which is apparently going viral in the nation’s classrooms: