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"Triple filter?"


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 I copy from this blog,http://thedragonflypage.blogspot.com/2008/05/socrates-triple-filter-test.html

 
hope it is useful.... for anyone.

 
 

 
 
 
One of my friends send me the following as an e-mail forward. I feel its something which is to be shared with others.
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In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.

One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"

?Hold on a minute," Socrates replied.
 
"Before telling me anything, I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."

?Triple filter?"

?That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test.?

?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 and...
 
"?All right," said Socrates. "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 friend something good?"

?No, on the contrary..."

?So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of USEFULNESS. Is what you want to tell me about my friend 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?"
 
 
 
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Nice story uh!
 
In our day to day lives, we all are interested in 'gossips' [including me], but this story might be helpful in understanding what we gain from those 'special sessions'.

- Manu

 
 
 

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 I copy from this blog,http://thedragonflypage.blogspot.com/2008/05/socrates-triple-filter-test.html

 
hope it is useful.... for anyone.

 
 

 
 
 
One of my friends send me the following as an e-mail forward. I feel its something which is to be shared with others.
 -------------------------------------------------------------- 
In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem.

One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"

?Hold on a minute," Socrates replied.
 
"Before telling me anything, I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."

?Triple filter?"

?That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test.?

?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 and...
 
"?All right," said Socrates. "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 friend something good?"

?No, on the contrary..."

?So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of USEFULNESS. Is what you want to tell me about my friend 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?"
 
 
 
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Nice story uh!
 
In our day to day lives, we all are interested in 'gossips' [including me], but this story might be helpful in understanding what we gain from those 'special sessions'.

- Manu

 
 
 

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think twice before to judge

there are a lot of story as it about western philosophs........the most famous is about " the dog and the fox" writing by esopo, it talks about freedom

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Nice story indeed but most people would never even use one of these Triple filter!!

Some people act like they knew the whole stories of people and try to tell you to get your attention.

Some people feel they are stupid if they missed something.

so there is gossip.

-AL-

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