Tuesday, September 25, 2012

On the radio, every single day

Do you ever find yourself singing along to a song that you had no idea you knew the words to?

I've been singing along to this song - the Four Way Test - for months now... and I don't think I ever heard it before I moved here.... very catchy tune.

It's played on LoveFM constantly - we'll have the radio on for 8 hours and hear this song, literally, a dozen times. At least.

The Four Way Test is a "test" used by the Rotary and their members worldwide as a "moral code for personal and business relationships," and can be applied to almost any aspect of life...

"Is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned
Will it build good will and better friendships
Will it be beneficial to all concerned
That's the Rotary's Four Way Test.

Now many years ago, 1932
His company was headed down; he knew not what to do
When Herbert Taylor started on a quest
To keep his team from certain doom, he wrote the Four Way Test

 Is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned
Will it build good will and better friendships
Will it be beneficial to all concerned
That's the Rotary's Four Way Test.

Adopted some years later by Rotarians world-wide
Some super rules for dealing with the people by your side
A guide to life's decisions, no doubt one of the best
Just 24 quite simple words....
The Four Way Test

Is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned
Will it build good will and better friendships
Will it be beneficial to all concerned
That's the Rotary's Four Way Test.

In the class or on the playground with your friends at school
You'll find that hurtful words and actions really aren't too cool
So as you make your choices of what to do or say
Remember that old Four Way Test, and you will be ok

Is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned
Will it build good will and better friendships
Will it be beneficial to all concerned
That's the Rotary's Four Way Test.


What a great lesson. More radio stations should play it all day long, I think!

3 comments:

  1. Great post. Since you are in Belize listening to the radio, maybe you can answer a nagging question I have had. Why do Most D.j.s (especially the ones on kruffycast) talk over most songs? They take calls mid-song. And what is with the siren/alarm sound they throw in? I've noticed the siren is also quite popular during parades. I've been to Belize a few times, and listen to Belize radio online frequently. This is just something I've noticed.

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  2. Thomas, I agree with you on this one, it drives me crazy trying to listen to the radio in Belize, I just want to enjoy the song, not listen to the DJ's babbling...but that is just he way it is in Belize.
    My solution was to bring down SiriusXM satellite radio. It's a portable unit, that I can take to the car, or home or palapa, solved the issue for me :-)

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  3. Yep, I know exactly what you guys are talking about, and it drives me crazy!!
    LoveFM doesn't do that often - they have one dj on Friday and Saturday nights that will do that during all his punta and hip hop music, but generally LoveFM plays uninterrupted music all day and all night.

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