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Joe Lewis FIghting Systems

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The JLFS team conducts hands-on training sessions that are both unique and focused – perfect for all of your serious martial arts students and valuable for your school.

Often gossip fails the Socratic test.

Often gossip fails the Socratic test.In Ancient Greece, a philosopher renowned for wisdom had a great reputation. One day, someone came to find this philosopher and said to him:

"Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"

"A moment," replied the philosopher. "Before you tell me, I would like to test it with the three sieves."

"The three sieves?"

"Yes," continued the philosopher. "Before you speak about others, it's important to take the time to filter what you mean. I call it the test of the three sieves. The first sieve is TRUTH. Have you checked if what you're going to tell me is true?"

"No, I just heard it."

"Very well! So, you don't know if it's true. Let's move on to the second sieve, that of KINDNESS. Is what you want to tell me about my friend something good?"

"Oh, no! On the contrary."

"So," questioned the philosopher, "you want to tell me something negative about him, and you're not even sure it's true? Perhaps you can still pass the test of the third sieve, that of UTILITY. Is it useful for me to know what you're going to tell me about this friend?"

"No, not really."

"Therefore," concluded the philosopher, "what you were going to tell me is neither true, nor good, nor useful. Why, then, did you want to tell me this?"

This story reflects Socratic philosophy, emphasizing the importance of truth, kindness, and utility in speech and action. Socrates believed in seeking knowledge through critical thinking and questioning assumptions, like the use of the three sieves to filter information before accepting or passing it on.

"Gossip is a bad thing. Initially, it may seem enjoyable and fun, but ultimately, it fills our hearts with bitterness and poisons us." - Pope Francis
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1 week ago

To all members of the Joe Lewis Fighting Systems,

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of David Bybee's father. For those who may not have had the pleasure of knowing him, he was a remarkable man whose strength and character were an inspiration to all who met him.

In this time of grief, we extend our deepest sympathies to David and his family. We stand with them in mourning the loss of a beloved parent and a cherished member of their family.

We encourage everyone to reach out with words of comfort and support during this difficult time. Let us come together as a community to offer our condolences and share in the remembrance of a life well-lived.

Sincerely,
JLFS Board of Directors
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2 weeks ago

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Prayers for you and your family

Keeping David and his family in our prayers!

My 🙏 condolences and prayers to you and your Family David Bybee 🙏. To your dad, rest easy Warrior until we all meet again.

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