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    Great retort to negative aas users

    Modify this for use on parents, gf's etc.

    Keep this philosophy in mind the next time you either hear or are about to repeat a rumour. In Ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?" "Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test, it's called the Triple Filter Test." "Triplefilter?" asked the acquaintance. "That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my student, let's take a moment to filter what you're going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?" "No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it." "All right," said Scorates, "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?" "No, on the contrary....". "So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, even though you're not certain it's true?". The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued. "You may still pass the test though, because there is a third filter - the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?" "No, not really..." "Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?" The man was defeated and ashamed. This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem..... it also explains why he never found out that Plato was shagging his wife.

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    Well said socrates is a legend

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    good story

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    good read

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    good one..

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    great read, giving this a bump

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    That's good. I will use that sometime in my life.

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    I will use this right now with my staff. Stop freakin whining about things !!

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    very good read..

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    haha that was funny

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    that filter is now going to be used everytime someone annoying attempts to communicate with me. lol

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    good read tubby, is that you in your avatar

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    I prefer denile and telling people off myself, saves a lot of time.......but that story was good

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    Quote Originally Posted by houseofpain
    good read tubby, is that you in your avatar
    I could only wish it was...but alas noooooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubbytank
    I could only wish it was...but alas noooooooo
    sure is one funny looking dude!

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    Someone shagging my wife would be VERY USEFUL information

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    bump

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    Quote Originally Posted by bermich
    Someone shagging my wife would be VERY USEFUL information
    ya.. it'd be useful to know YOU were married...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigol'legs
    ya.. it'd be useful to know YOU were married...
    Did bermich not tell you about his wife last night? ....joking

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigol'legs
    ya.. it'd be useful to know YOU were married...

    You know what I mean. Why ya always busting my chops?? You are just jealous because your garage doesnt have a pony in it.

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    Good one!

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