My Greek Philosophy class has provided a lot to think about. These rules from the Pythagorean cult don't seem so strange:
"Assist a man in lifting a burden, not in laying it down." Sounds pretty biblical to me; i.e. picking up your own cross....
"Do not turn back from in the middle of a journey." Yep. Sounds like Matthew 24:13.
"Do not urinate in the direction of the sun." That's probably good advice, considering that if you can see the Sun while engaging in this activity you are probably outdoors. Which means, if you live in the city, that others may see you. That can't be good.