The Test of the Three Strainers
Via Amethyst at - du bout de la ma lorgnette americaine -
One day Somebody comes to find the philosopher and asks him:
- " Do you Know what I have just learned about your friend ?
- One moment, answered Socrate. Before you tell me, I would like you to take the test of the 3 strainers :
- The 3 strainers ?
- Yes, began Socrat. Before telling me all kinds of things about other people, it is wise to take time to filter what one wishes to say.
Read the rest. (The English version is beneath the French version.)
Show me a narcissist, and I will show you someone who is forever criticizing, ridiculing, making light of, finding fault with, and defaming others. The teeter totter game. It's how they pretend to make others lower than them.
And they just pretend they're too stupid to know that lowering others doesn't raise you one inch out of the gutter.
Unfortunately, I think the narc's answer to Socrates' final question reflects more on the bystanders than himself though: "Because the great majority of people aren't like you, Socrates. They eat up this shit like it's caviar."
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