Monday, July 7, 2008

Sharing

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
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 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 Tylenol, sun lotion or a band-aid 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 Ten Commandments became
contraband, churches became businesses and criminals received better
treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when it became punishable for you to defend
yourself from a burglar in your own home but the burglar could sue you for
assault.

He began to lose ground 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 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; his
wife, Discretion; his Daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To
blame, and I'm A Victim.


9 comments:

  1. ally123130585918July 7, 2008 at 8:38 AM

    Cindy how true this is ~ Ally x

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  2. love it. this is sooo true.
    Barbara

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  3. I read this some time ago and thought it very good then and still do. It is so true Cindy isn't it.  Love  Sybil xx

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  4. I love this entry!
    Missie

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  5. OH HOW TRUE!!!...I HEAR THIS TOO OFTEN...I LOVE THIS ENTRY

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  6. Bravo! Wise words indeed! Loved it! (hugs)Indigo

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  7. I had never read that before.  AND it is so true.  

    There was a time when Common sense led the way.

    Nowadays, teenagers can't make proper change when running a cash register.  Especially if you give them a penny and tell them to round up.  Deer in the headlights expression is all you'll get.


    Nelishia
    http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/Prayingandbelieving/

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  8. um mm no a fence to u but who Cindy???<3

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  9. um mm no a fence to u but who Cindy???<3

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