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Monday, August 10, 2009

FPCAP 3rd Counseling Cafe

Dear Counselors,

Greetings from the FPCAP Board!

We cordially invite you to grace our 3rd COUNSELING CAFE on August 21 (Friday) at the Aquanox Restaurant, 800 Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road) cr. Amorsolo Street, Makati City.

Topic for the Forum is "The Counselor's Emotional Baggage." Join us in this interactive activity and tag along other counselors to experience our unique advocacy in counseling.

If you are interested to join us, kindly make your seat reservation with Lyn Payno (09178360353), Myr Serranilla (09209064162), or the undersigned (09192958475).

Pearl S. Polestico


I have the invitation which can be sent through email. Please feel free to request for it through my email address

Fr. Eku Bustamante, S.J. emailed me this thought which I thought would be best shared with everyone. It's something to keep in mind especially when we are faced with similar situations of the characters in the story below. Thanks Fr. Eku.

(Keep this philosophy in mind about rumors!!!)

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 "TRIPLE FILTER TEST."

"TRIPLE FILTER TEST?" asked the acquaintance.

"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my student let's take a moment to filter what you're going to say. 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."

"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the SECOND filter, the filter of GOODNESS. Is what 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 the test though, because there is a THIRD filter - 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?"

The man was defeated and ashamed.

This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

God bless and take care

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I probably missed an earlier blog regarding this matter. What's the meaning of FPCAP? How is this different or related to IPCAP? Please enlighten. Thank you po.