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PostSubject: Truth test.....   Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:48 am

True or not, this is a mandatory test....

A classic, from one of the masters of all human time.

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Keep this in mind the next time you hear or are about to repeat a rumor.

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 Test of Three."

"Test of Three?"

"That's correct," Socrates continued, before you talk to me about my
student let's take a moment to test what you're going to say. The
first test is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are
about to tell me is true?"

"No," the man replied, " actually I just heard about it."

"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if its' true or
not. Now let's try the second test, the test 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 though because there is a third
test - 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 and said no more.

This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such
high esteem.
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PostSubject: Re: Truth test.....   Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:31 am

Good post......good tests.
A lot of pain and hurt comes from rumors.
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PostSubject: Re: Truth test.....   Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:24 am

I like that. Gossip sucks.
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PostSubject: Re: Truth test.....   Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:30 am

Is it true? Is it something good? Is it useful to me? Got it. That's so cool that you posted that. The husband and I had heard that years ago, but neither of us could remember exactly how it went or who said it.
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PostSubject: Re: Truth test.....   Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:25 am

If politicians had to follow those three rules, DC would be silent.
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PostSubject: Re: Truth test.....   Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:46 am

lmm wrote:
If politicians had to follow those three rules, DC would be silent.

True....very true. And things would get done Yes
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PostSubject: Re: Truth test.....   Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:29 am

Stealing.........uhhhhhhhh, I mean borrowing this........

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PostSubject: Re: Truth test.....   Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:03 am

Today is the first time I made time to read this. Good message!
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PostSubject: Re: Truth test.....   Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:28 am

Good advice.
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