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Sokrates on rumors

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Slik stopper du sladder, rykter og baksnakking….

I antikkens Hellas var Sokrates kjent for å sette kunnskap høyt. En dag traff en bekjent den store filosofen og sa: «Vet du hva jeg nettopp hørte om din venn?” …

“Vent litt,” svarte Sokrates. “Før du forteller meg noe, ønsker jeg at at du lar det passere gjennom en liten test. Den kalles trippel filter test.”

“Trippel filter?”

“Det stemmer,” fortsatte Sokrates. “Før du forteller meg noe om min venn, kan det være en god idé å ta et øyeblikk og filtrere det du skal si. Det er derfor jeg kaller det trippel filter test. Det første filteret er sannhet. Har du forsikret deg om at det du skal fortelle meg er sant? ”

“Nei,” sa mannen, “faktisk har jeg bare hørt om det.”

“Greit,” sa Sokrates. “Så du vet egentlig ikke om det er sant eller ikke. La oss nå prøve det andre filteret, filteret om godhet. Er det du er i ferd med å fortelle meg om min venn noe bra? ”

“Nei, tvert imot …”

“Så,” fortsatte Sokrates, du vil fortelle meg noe dårlig om ham, og du er ikke sikker på at det er sant. Du kan fremdeles bestå prøven, fordi det er ett filter igjen: filteret om nytten. Er det du vil fortelle meg om min venn til noen nytte for meg? ”

“Nei egentlig ikke …??”

“Vel,” konkluderte Sokrates, hvis det du vil fortelle meg hverken er sant eller godt eller enda til nyttig, hvorfor fortelle meg det i det hele tatt?”

Og hva er nytten?

Ok, om det er sant at nettopp Sokrates sa dette vet vi jo ikke (?), men det var no veldig smart sagt.  :)

In English

To stop gossip, rumor and slander ….

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to put knowledge high. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “You know what I just heard about your friend?” …

“Wait a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything, I want you to let it pass through a little test. Called the triple filter test.”

“Triple filter?”

“That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before telling me anything about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you say. Which is why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made sure that there you to tell me is true? ”

“No,” the man said, “actually I just heard about it.”

“All right,” said Socrates. “So you do not 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 friend something good?”

“No, on the contrary …”

“So,” Socrates continued to tell me something bad about him, and you’re not sure it’s true. You may still pass the test, because there’s one filter left: the filter of usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend no use to me?”

“No not really …??”

“Well,” concluded Socrates, if you will tell me is neither true or good or even sometimes useful, why tell it to me at all? ”

And what use is it to me?

Ok, how true it is that Socrates said this we do not know (?) but surely it is really smart. :)


Author: Annelie

I like canoeing, photographing, friends, movies, food, humor, and going on trips. I dislike rudeness, dishonesty, violence, nastyness, and people not caring for others. I do not drink much, I do not smoke and I do not do drugs. I love friends who are kind to me and stick with me. If you want to give me a gift, the best gift is to stop smoking and stop using fragranced products. Then you give me health and that dear friend, is the best gift a person can get. It is a gift of love. I got asthma and I am hearing disabled.

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