Random Reads

Read it in a random blog, as I liked it, I would like to share it on my blog.

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day one fellow 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 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?”

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When you love a book, few things are more exciting (or more nerve-racking) than seeing it turned into a movie. While not every movie based on a book manages to live up to fans’ imaginations, the ones on this list are almost as good on the screen as they were on the page. Books made into movies also can be a great way to inspire people who aren’t big readers to crack open a book they might otherwise have ignored.  Read more

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Post 1 – Love Virtually, Book Review

The sex organs engorge, the skin tingles, the eyes dilate, the heart beats faster, the rate of breathing rises, and it is possible that the excited body also puts out aphrodisiac chemical odours.” Congratulations! You’re in love. At least according to biological theory, as described in Sheila Sullivan’s indispensable guide Falling in Love: A History of Torment and Enchantment. But there’s more to it than that – isn’t there?


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