Aristippus is one of the futurist personalities ancient Greece had produced.

Sames – wealthy ruler of a city – got a marble bungalow constructed, spending lot of time and money. It became an illustrious edifice. People from far and away used to come; seeing and admiring the marvel; making Sames swollen with pride.

Sames was devotee of Aristippus. He once invited Aristippus to come and see his magnum opus. After seeing the bungalow Aristippus spewed out on the face of Sames.

“Have I annoyed you by saying something,” asked Sames, cleaning his face, surprised.

“No,” Aristippus replied. “Then why did you sputter on my face,” Sames asked Aristippuse.

“Your spanking new bungalow is very beautiful and valuable. Its floors, doors, windows and walls are all glowing. You are also dressed up in immaculate attire: your shoes are captivating; your hands are ornamented with pearl studded rings. I had a natural call and wanted to cough up but there was no place where I could discharge. I could not do that on any of these exquisite places. The only spot, which I found less valued, was your face. Hence I did it there,” Aristippus answered.

The history still remembers this incidence in our time? Why?

The third dimension of time

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish Literati; a celebrated writer. His father, the poor shoemaker and mother, the poor washer woman, could not afford up bringing of their son. That was done with generous help by others.

His early life was marked with impressions and experiences that were greatly disturbing and distressing. His potential was the only outlet the times provided, the art of writing stories, an urge that became ever more dominant throughout his childhood. But no one would listen to them.

He started telling his stories to the innocent children on the streets. In the evenings, he used to announce his presence by making loud and strange voice children were familiar with, gather and mesmerize them with his tales while sitting on one of the plinths in the street.

Affluent class would not tolerate a person with shattered physical appearance, like the ugly duckling, to cast his influences on their children. But the young one would not pay any heeds to parents’ advice on this.

Social and literary acclaim that followed was unparalleled: Andersen’s work has been translated into almost all languages of the world, included in curricula of educational institutions in many countries, and has been presented on television. His home has been declared as national monument and a museum.

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