“Common sense is seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Common Sense Means What?”…

“Found and shared”
by Maya

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.

  • 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
    His wife, Discretion
    His daughter, Responsibility
    and 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.

With you in the enjoyment of Common Sense,
Maya

History, Philosophy, Art…My Love

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