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Socrates’ Filter Against Gossip

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A student told Socrates — “Do you know what I heard about your friend?”

Socrates — “Wait, first, Let’s put your words through the three-filter test before speaking about others.”
“First filter,
TRUTH; are you sure what you’re about to say is true?”

Student — “No, I just heard it.”

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Jose Luis Ontanon Nunez

Jose Luis Ontanon Nunez

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