By Sydney Brown
What is the four way test? How can I apply the four way test in my life? How can I use the four way test in my life? If someone is gossiping or spreading rumors that I can use the four way test. There are four questions you need to ask yourself. Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Is if beneficial for all?
Now let’s get into the problem. Some of my friends are spreading rumors by gossiping and ask me if I want to hear. They are gossiping about the new kid and say that they heard that she got kicked out of her old school for hitting her teacher in the face. Well I don’t know if that is true I need to use the four way test. I asked myself is that true. There was no way to find out but ask, So that’s what I did. The new girl said no that her dad got a job here that’s why they moved. Then I have to ask is fair for all concerned. This once was not either it was not fair that the new girls had to sit alone at lunch every day because of that rumor.
Now we need to think about the other two questions. Will it build good will and better friendships? Well for them spreading those rumors if the new girl were to find out then that would most likely not build better friendships. Is it beneficial for all? No it is not so I should not listen to these rumors before I spread them to. I am glad that I know how to use those four steps or there would have been more people to spread those rumors.
Now that you know how I use the four way test you can to. If I did not know about that test I would have been spreading rumors to. Those four questions can help you in a situation, and they really do help you. It is time for you to use the four way test.