Friday, August 17, 2018, 08:34 AM
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As Jesus reportedly said (Note: He likely spoke Aramaic so the following is a translation of what he said and, since there were no journalist or printing presses at the time, this really is something passed down over the generations until, finally, it made it into print): "Judge not lest you be judged." (Note: Do I believe he said it? I believe it is likely.)

But, sometimes it is helpful to make a quick judgment. Here are some I've come up with over the yeas:
-If someone accuses you of being a thief (and you aren't), it is more likely that they are a thief.
-If someone accuses you of being a liar (and you aren't), it is more likely they are a liar.
-If someone accuses you of sandbagging them (telling them one thing hoping they'll rely on what you say and then doing what you said you wouldn't do....for example, telling them you aren't going to call "A" as a witness and then calling "A" as your first witness...done with the intend to catch them unprepared).....they likely sandbag all the time.

The idea behind this is that if you don't steal, lie or sandbag,(etc.) the thought that someone else is doing you won't pop quickly into your head. But, if you do bad things, your first idea when things go wrong is that someone has done you (because, if the shoe were on the other foot, you'd have done it to them....because what you are accusing is your "go to" place).

Frequently, your judgment (based on this idea) will be wrong. But, I think, more frequently, it won't be. And, the more egregious the behavior is, the more likely you'll be right.

Judgments can be good or bad and of course, all of this begs the question: If someone tells you that you are a genius are they more like to be genius themselves? I don't know the answer but, let me say this:

YOU are a genius.
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