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  • A Yahoo! User Jun 15, 2008 02:02 Flag

    Saturday Evening Quick Joke

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

    One day an acquaintance 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?' 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 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 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 sha****g his wife.

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