Elaine

Houston, TX

#1 Jun 13, 2014
Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumor or spread gossip..........

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 Diogenes?”

"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 Diogenes 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 Diogenes something good?”

"No, on the contrary...”

"So,” Socrates continued, "You want to tell me something about Diogenes that may be bad, 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 Diogenes 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 or anyone at all?”

The man was bewildered and ashamed. This is an example of why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

It also explains why Socrates never found out that Diogenes was banging his wife.
Big bad john

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Jun 13, 2014
Elaine wrote:
Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumor or spread gossip..........
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 Diogenes?”
"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 Diogenes 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 Diogenes something good?”
"No, on the contrary...”
"So,” Socrates continued, "You want to tell me something about Diogenes that may be bad, 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 Diogenes 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 or anyone at all?”
The man was bewildered and ashamed. This is an example of why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.
It also explains why Socrates never found out that Diogenes was banging his wife.
Yeah your long winded alright and i must say i have gotton an eye strain from reading your message. You tell more dog do do the the do do that is stacked up in a walmarts restroom toolit. Go tell your fairy tales some-where else.
Elaine

Houston, TX

#3 Jun 13, 2014
Big bad john wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah your long winded alright and i must say i have gotton an eye strain from reading your message. You tell more dog do do the the do do that is stacked up in a walmarts restroom toolit. Go tell your fairy tales some-where else.
I suppose you didn't bother to read it all the way through. That or you have no sense of humor.

Lots of people come here to complain. Very few contribute anything worthwhile.
truth is mighty shytey

Corona, CA

#4 Jun 13, 2014
Elaine wrote:
Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumor or spread gossip..........
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 Diogenes?”
"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 Diogenes 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 Diogenes something good?”
"No, on the contrary...”
"So,” Socrates continued, "You want to tell me something about Diogenes that may be bad, 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 Diogenes 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 or anyone at all?”
The man was bewildered and ashamed. This is an example of why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.
It also explains why Socrates never found out that Diogenes was banging his wife.
I liked it. Fubar
MIKN

Houston, TX

#5 Jun 14, 2014
I liked it.
Miss Guided

Houston, TX

#6 Jun 14, 2014
If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit next to me.
Big bad john

Fort Worth, TX

#7 Jun 14, 2014
Miss Guided wrote:
If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit next to me.
Are you a woman wearing tight white shorts? ifso yeah i will set next to you.
Annuit Coeptis

Deer Park, TX

#8 Jun 14, 2014
Good advice. However, if we applied it to Topix, it would eliminate 99% of comments???including 100% of Heavy Fed's comments!
Miss Guided

Houston, TX

#9 Jun 15, 2014
Big bad john wrote:
<quoted text>Are you a woman wearing tight white shorts? ifso yeah i will set next to you.
You may or may not be surprised whats inside those shorts big boy.
suprise him

New Orleans, LA

#10 Jun 15, 2014
he goes both ways.
Big bad john

Fort Worth, TX

#11 Jun 16, 2014
Miss Guided wrote:
<quoted text>
You may or may not be surprised whats inside those shorts big boy.
There is no telling which is why i would not take the chance....
Big bad john

Fort Worth, TX

#12 Jun 16, 2014
suprise him wrote:
he goes both ways.
You must be talking about heavy fed he goes both ways. Your mail friend would get along well with him.
Big bad john

Fort Worth, TX

#13 Jun 16, 2014
Miss Guided wrote:
If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit next to me.
Yeah your joke can go many ways of what you are trying to actaully hint at. Well i can say this you would be suprized on just how big one can be that came up and set beside you right? Yeah you would be shitting in your pants if i walked up too you are beside you as i,am known to make peoples eyes bug out in fear when they see me. However i,am a kind decent person but i do carry a black belt with me so i,am pretty good with my hands if needed. it would only take a second to kick that weapon of yours out of your hand.... No-one has to be nice on topix as thats not what its for. At least i think thats what your wise crack commit is trying to say???
fubar

San Jose, CA

#14 Jun 17, 2014
Kind &decent person? Not according to your other posts. I do believe you "THINK" you're a good person.
working mom

Houston, TX

#15 Jun 17, 2014
Annuit Coeptis wrote:
Good advice. However, if we applied it to Topix, it would eliminate 99% of comments???including 100% of Heavy Fed's comments!
u r aschole
Miss Guided

Houston, TX

#16 Jun 17, 2014
Big bad john wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah your joke can go many ways of what you are trying to actaully hint at. Well i can say this you would be suprized on just how big one can be that came up and set beside you right? Yeah you would be shitting in your pants if i walked up too you are beside you as i,am known to make peoples eyes bug out in fear when they see me. However i,am a kind decent person but i do carry a black belt with me so i,am pretty good with my hands if needed. it would only take a second to kick that weapon of yours out of your hand.... No-one has to be nice on topix as thats not what its for. At least i think thats what your wise crack commit is trying to say???
Or maybe it was just a 10 cent attempt at humor. I will pocket my 10 cents in the future.
Big bad john

Fort Worth, TX

#17 Jun 17, 2014
fubar wrote:
Kind &decent person? Not according to your other posts. I do believe you "THINK" you're a good person.
Shut up mr fubur you belong in san fran with joyce...your both about as nutty as a fruitcake.

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