Why Indeed!

51mps54x6OL. SX384 BO1,204,203,200
Coffe Table Photography book out now!

999 Days Around Africa: The Road Chose Me

I found this online somewhere and thought it was great.
Maybe I should have lived in ancient Greece.

In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher 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 Test of Three.”

“Test of Three?”

“That’s correct,” 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 replied, “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 because 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?”

Recommended books for Overlanding

41qHzPuG+9L. SL160
Don't Go There. It's Not Safe. You'll Die.: And Other ...
by Jared McCaffree, Jessica Mans, Kobus Mans
From $19.99
51d+llwDOuL. SL160
The Longest Line On The Map: The United States, The Pa...
by Eric Rutkow
From $13.39
41LWbzbeVOL. SL160
Overlanding The Americas: La Lucha
by Mr Graeme Robert Bell
From $20

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

An ARB Tire Repair Kit means I won't be stranded. From $click on Amazon
My Bolt 6' Cable Lock keeps everything on my rear bumper safe using the Jeep ignition key. From $38.99 on Amazon