Like it or not, some people tell it like it is. It appears the world could use more of this, so we’re writing about Judge Judy. She’s not only a television personality she’s a real judge who has served time in different court venues. Her no-nonsense approach has won the likes of millions, even creating a case for her as president. Nevertheless, we’ll look at her no-nonsense style and best quotes, as well as what they mean (in the rare event she left doubt).
“Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.” – For the folks who lie or hurt another person and then act like it wasn’t what they intended or deny the instance altogether. Most people aren’t stupid, and neither is Judy. Just tell the truth and treat people decent.
“Beauty fades, dumb is forever.” – We often put a lot of emphasis on a person’s beauty when choosing a partner. We should keep in mind that beauty fades with time, but dumb is forever. A staple of Judy, the lesson is clear: Choose wisely. Looks aren’t everything.
“If it doesn’t make sense, it’s usually not true.” – Think about the last time you heard a lie. It seemed like the person told half a story, perhaps leaving their offense out. When a story doesn’t add up, it’s probably not true. Better yet, some people just babble when trying to talk their way out of trouble. Remember, if it doesn’t make sense, it’s usually not true.
“On your best day, you’re not as smart as I am on my worst day.” – Stop trying to outsmart the smart. If there’s a lack of intelligence, a person’s best day will not rival another’s worst day.
“K.I.S.S. Keep it simple stupid.” – When you oversell something, it seems desperate. There might also be a revelation that is unfavorable for the over-explainer, in the rambling attempt at saying too much. Keep it simple stupid. Less is more.
It seems as if Judy has a few lessons she can teach all of us.
Let’s apply these where we can and use them when applicable. Just beware, it’ll cause some ill feelings. However, if someone has put you into an above situation, then it might be okay to end that connection.