socrates

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by wildflower, May 15, 2012.

  1. 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.
     
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  4. barnesski1

    barnesski1 Smoke Blower

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  5. Now that's comedy. [​IMG]
     
  6. cdldriver

    cdldriver Meat Mopper

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  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Washington D.C. at its best?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  8. Cute and some should practice it!
     
  9. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    :ROTF
     
  10. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And buda-bing!
     

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