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In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his
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
'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.
Female.......Any part under car's bonnet
Male...........The strap fastener on a woman's bra
Female.......Fully opening up one's self emotionally to another
Male...........Playing cricket without a box
Female......The open sharing of thoughts and feelings with one's partner
Male..........Leaving a note before taking off on a fishing trip with the boys
Female....A desire to get married and raise a family
Male........Trying not to hit on other women while out with this one
Female...A good movie, concert, play or book
Male....Anything that can be done while drinking beer
Female...An embarrassing by product of indegestion
Male......A source of entertainment, self-expression,
7. MAKING LOVE
Female....The greatest expression of intamacy a couple can achieve
Male...Call it whatever you want, just as long as we do it
8. REMOTE CONTROL
Female... A devise for changing from one tv channel to another
Male..A devise for scanning through all 375 channels every 5 minutes.