The great Greek philosopher DIOGENES was asked how he wished to be buried.
He instructed that his body be thrown outside the city wall so wild animals could feast on it.
When he was asked if he minded this, he stated, "Not at all, as long as you provide me with a stick to chase the creatures away!"
When asked how he could use the stick since he would be dead, he replied "If I lack awareness, then why should I care what happens to me when I am dead?"
In the end, Diogenes made fun of people's excessive concern with the "proper" treatment of the dead.
The Corinthians erected a pillar to his memory which rested a dog of Parian marble.