Obituary of Common Sense

Date: 3 October 2010 10:28


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   SUBJECT: FW: Obituary
Interesting and sadly rather true.
   Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense,
who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old
he was, since his   birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic
red tape.
   He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons
   – Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
   – Why the early bird gets the worm;
   – Life isn’t always fair;
   – and maybe it was my fault.
   Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t
spend more than   you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not
children, are in charge).
   His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old
boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens
suspended from school for   using mouthwash after lunch; and a
teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly   student, only worsened his
   Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing
the job   that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their
unruly children.   It declined even further when schools were required
to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a
student; but could not inform parents when a student became
pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
   Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became
businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their
victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend
yourself from a burglar in your own home and   the burglar could sue
you for assault.
   Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman
failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She
spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge
settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents,
Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility,
and by his son, Reason.
   He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It
Now,   Someone Else Is To Blame, and I’m A Victim
   Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.
If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority
and do nothing.