Philosophy & Sex  

TetonWarrior 56M
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8/17/2006 8:44 pm

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Philosophy & Sex


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

In ancient Greece (469-399 BC) Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.

One day the great philospher came upon an acquantance 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."

"Triple Filter Test?"

"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my student let's take a moment to filter what you are 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 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 student something good?"
"No, on the contrary..."

"So, " Socrates continued. "you want to tell me something bad about him, even though your not certain it's true?"

The man shrugged, a little embarrased.

Socrates continues. "You may still pass the test though, because there is a third filter, the filter of Usefullness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going tobe useful to me?"

"No, not really."

"Well," concluded Socrates, "If what you want to tell me is neither True or Good nor even Useful, why tell me at all?"

The man was defeated and shamed.

This is the reason Socrates was a great philospher and held is such high esteem.

It also explains why he never found out that Plato was banging his wife.


lustcurious42 57F

8/17/2006 9:28 pm

You know, there are many who should take this test. Blogville seems to be putting each other down and it's a good lesson. I think I will remember it. Thank you for sharing.......

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