WHAT IS THE FOUR-WAY TEST?
The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do is as follows:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The Four-Way Test is not a code or a creed, but a stimulus to self-appraisal. It is not a pledge, but rather a springboard to voluntary selfimprovement.
It is not a sermon, although any number of sermons has been preached on it. It aims to encourage the ethical instincts in every
person and constitutes a simple and practical guide for people of all cultures.
WHY DOES ROTARY DISTRICT 5580 CONDUCT THE FOUR-WAY TEST ESSAY CONTEST?
Our Rotarians believe that the thousands of dollars committed are an investment in our youth. It is a statement of our interest in the
ideas of our young people. It demonstrates our belief that it is important to reward our youth for expressing their views. And, it is our
way to encourage youth to apply the Four-Way Test to the world around them.