Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Gossip...Never believe it !!!!

History does have its lessons

Be sure to read all the way to the end..... it's worth it !

Next time someone starts to spread gossip, think of this:

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

One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance 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?"

"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 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 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.

6 comments:

Krunal Chauhan said...

So tell me Jigs, before i fwd this post to someone else.. pass the following filter to

1) Does People have enough time to read this :D ?
2) Do people reallly take this into consideration and follow this ?
3) If both is yes, then do you think there'll be new world once i shoot this email to everyone ?

j/k

Anita Parikh said...

Your blogs unfeignedly live up to their title... great great reminders! :)

Yusufee NATHANI said...

Jigs,

totally agreed with KC..0

Jigs said...

@krunal and yusuf
Thanks for your reply

1) Does People have enough time to read this :D ? = this is not my problem, if people dont have time to get read something which might help them than i cant help it out...

2) Do people reallly take this into consideration and follow this ? => we cant force people to follow what is given in my articles..if they find that it can help a bit and if they follow something than it is good for them only....

3) If both is yes, then do you think there'll be new world once i shoot this email to everyone ?
=> i have read somewhere that if you will change world will automatically change...I cant change whole world but i m trying to give my contribution...

lets make the world better place...

regards

Dhaval Charadva said...

Graceful Story,

I just started to read stories on your blog.

Keep blogging blogger.

My best wishies to you.

Jigs said...

@dhaval
thanks you very much positive complement. i am trying my best to post such a wonderful thoughts...will keep posting...

take care