Friday, September 9, 2011

Common Sense

This has been around awhile, but maybe we need to be reminded!  Have a great day, and remember our fallen on the anniversary of 9/11 tomorrow.

Common Sense
Today I would like for all of us to reflect on "Common
Sense." The world, or should I say the people of this
world, particularly this generation, seem to be living
in an age when good old Common Sense doesn't make sense
anymore. My parents told me about Common Sense early in
my life and told me I would do well to call on her when
making decisions.
Today I read her obituary:
Obituary Common Sense....
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 she was since her birth
records were long lost in bureaucratic red tape. She
will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable
lessons as 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 financial policies (don't spend more than you
earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not
children, are in charge).
Her health began to deteriorate rapidly when well
intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in
place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with
sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teen
suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch;
a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student,
only worsened her condition. Common Sense lost ground
when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they
themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten
Commandments became contraband; churches became
businesses; and criminals received a better treatment
than the 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 awarded
a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by her parents,
Truth and Trust; her husband, Discretion; her
daughter, Responsibility; and her son, Reason. She is
survived by three stepbrothers; I Know my Rights,
Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm a Victim. Not many
attended her funeral because so few realized she was
Let's all try to make some sense today and bring
Common Sense back where she belongs.
  -- Submitted by John Prior

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