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October 09, 2012

Loose Talk

This one is about a most effective filter against Loose Talk.

When someone comes to you with a juicy bit of gossip or an exciting bit of  *news*, ask these three questions:

1. Is it true?
If the source is not sure it is true, don't pay attention to a rumour.

2. Is it something bad about someone?
Definitely a negative sign! It is not a confirmed fact and it is going to pull down somebody.

3. Is it useful to me?
If not, why bother to listen!

Want to know where I got these words of wisdom? It is said that Socrates preached and practiced them, thousands of years ago...

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