10-19-2004, 03:54 AM #1
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.
10-19-2004, 04:13 AM #2Member
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Well said socrates is a legend
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10-19-2004, 01:04 PM #6
great read, giving this a bump
10-19-2004, 01:16 PM #7
That's good. I will use that sometime in my life.
10-19-2004, 01:19 PM #8
I will use this right now with my staff. Stop freakin whining about things !!
10-19-2004, 01:20 PM #9
very good read..
10-19-2004, 01:52 PM #10
haha that was funny
10-20-2004, 03:41 PM #11
that filter is now going to be used everytime someone annoying attempts to communicate with me. lol
10-20-2004, 04:00 PM #12
good read tubby, is that you in your avatar
10-20-2004, 04:03 PM #13
I prefer denile and telling people off myself, saves a lot of time.......but that story was good
10-20-2004, 04:13 PM #14Originally Posted by houseofpain
10-20-2004, 04:47 PM #15Originally Posted by tubbytank
10-20-2004, 05:10 PM #16
Someone shagging my wife would be VERY USEFUL information
10-20-2004, 09:57 PM #17
10-20-2004, 10:14 PM #18Originally Posted by bermich
10-21-2004, 02:45 AM #19Originally Posted by bigol'legs
10-21-2004, 04:05 AM #20Originally Posted by bigol'legs
You know what I mean. Why ya always busting my chops?? You are just jealous because your garage doesnt have a pony in it.
10-21-2004, 09:54 AM #21
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