Triple filter test of Socrates.

In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was well known for his wisdom and knowledge. One day the Socrates 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 test?”

“That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my student let’s take a moment to test what you’re going to say. The first test 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 test, the test 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 though, b ecause there is a third test – 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.

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We never know worth of water till the well is dry.

A Lovely story on prioritising the important. "Don’t wait for the parrot to die.."

​Don’t wait for the parrot to die

The story is told of a woman who bought a parrot to keep her company, but she returned it the next day.
This bird doesn’t talk, she told the owner.
Does he have a mirror in his cage? he asked. Parrots love mirrors. They see their reflection and start a conversation.
The woman bought a mirror and left. The next day she returned; the bird still wasn’t talking.
How about a ladder? Parrots love ladders.The happy parrot is a talkative parrot.”
The woman bought a ladder and left. But the next day, she was back. 
Does your parrot have a swing? No? Well, that’s the problem. Once he starts swinging, he’ll talk up a storm.
The woman reluctantly bought a swing and left.

When she walked into the store the next day, her countenance had changed.
The parrot died she said. 
The pet store owner was shocked.
I’m so sorry. Tell me, did he ever say anything?” he asked.
Yes, right before it died,

 the woman replied.
In a weak voice, it asked me, ‘Don’t they sell any food at that pet store?
Sometimes we forget what’s really important in life. We get so caught up in things that are good while neglecting the things that are truly necessary.
Take a moment to do a priority check and strive for what is most important today.

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