Friends


friendship-day

 

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold
knowledge in high esteem. One day one fellow 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
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?

 

 

*Happy Friendship day*

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s