An Obituary.. Interesting BUT TRUE!
An Obituary printed in the London Times – 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 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, 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 condition. 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 I’m A Victim Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this onto your friend by Retweeting it. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
“Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn, … tired of common sense and civilization.”
~ F. L. Lucas
“He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.” ~ Charles Kingsley
“Common sense and nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
“If an idea’s worth having once, it’s worth having twice.” ~ Tom Stoppard
“Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done .” ~ Josh Billings
“Common sense is very uncommon.” ~ Horace Greeley
“Common sense is genius in homespun.” ~ Alfred North
Whitehead “Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.” ~ Ed Howe
“Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.” ~ Victor Hugo
“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” ~ Albert Einstein
“However, one cannot put a quart in a pint cup.” ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman
“The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
“Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.” ~ Josh Billings
“Common sense is what tells us the Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it.” ~ Anon
“Common sense ain’t common.” ~ Will Rogers
“Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.” ~ Don Wood
“The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.” ~ Douglas Adams
“Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.” ~ Descartes
“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.” ~ Oscar Wilde
“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” ~ Gertrude Stein
“Common sense is the best sense I know of.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
“The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.” ~ Matthew Arnold