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Loose talk costs lives
Jul 11, 2005 09:00 PM 2139 Views
(Updated Jul 11, 2005 09:00 PM)

I heard a song a couple of hours ago, 'loose talk costs lives' from Bee Gees album, 'This is Where I Came in'.It's a very interesting song.Some of the lines are.

Loose talk costs lives

People like to play

We're basically the same

We never lie

Loose talk costs lives

Don't look at me as if you don't remember me at all

There was laughter, there was pain

But I won't make the same mistakes I made

You are too beautiful to me

I hide my tears inside the rain

Am I the soul you cast your spell upon

I had control and now it's gone

Or are you someone who controls my heart and mind

And I will never say a word

And I will never say goodbye.

And I hate rumors.They are just like like venom going into someone's blood stream! When people are feeling bad about themselves, they sometimes think they’ll feel better if there were someone worse off than they are. It’s like, it’s okay being near the bottom, as long as they’re not actually on the bottom. The easiest way for them to make sure someone else is on the bottom is to make up a rumor that puts him or her there.

And here is a story, known by my friend, Ruben, about loose talk that can make you thinking.

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, 'Do you know what I just heard about your friend?'

'Hold on a minute, ' Socrates replied.'Before telling me anything 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 friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test.

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 friend something good?'

'No, on the contrary.'

'So, ' Socrates continued, 'you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of

usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend 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?'

Friends, use this triple filter each time u hear loose talk about any of your near & dear friends.

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