|11-12-2007, 09:54 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
The Passing of Common Sense
I was reading a good book by Justin Herald named 'Get Motivated,' and he mentioned this sad fact:
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, that life isnít always fair, and maybe it was just my fault.
Common sense lived by simple sound financial policies such as, donít spend more than you earn and reliable parenting strategies like, adults, not children, are actually in charge.
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charge 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 they themselves failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer paracetamol, sun lotion or a band aid to a student, but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common sense took a beating when you could no longer defend yourself from a burglar in your own home from fear of being sued for assault.
Common Sense lost the will to live when the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches because business, and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common sense finally gave up after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, spilled a little in her lab, sued 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 three stepbrothers; I know My Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and Iím a Victim.
Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
This seems to be a consequence of large societies, there is no accountability or responsibility for ones actions or how it may hurt someone else. Maybe because noone knows each other?
For instance, not too long ago when my fiance was driving her car, she got hit from behind by another car. This was an old lady who truthfull should not have been driving at all. Now we had the option to sue her for medical expenses and the whole lot, but what is the point? It was an accident, she did not diliberatley do it, and why should i make her suffer even more for her mistake? Everyone makes mistakes.
Does anyone else notice a corrleation between large cities and lack of social skills, lack of accountability for ones actions and lack of respect for other people?
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