Submitted: Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 15:09
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Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend who has been with us for many years
We all know him by the name of Common Sense .
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 valued lessons as knowing
when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, and that
life isn't always fair.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies, like don't spend
more than you earn, and reliable parenting strategies like adults, not
kids, are in charge.

His health began to rapidly deteriorate 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, teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch, and
a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student only worsened his

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent
to administer aspirin to a student, but could not inform the parents when a
student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Finally, 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 finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize that
a steaming cup of coffee was hot, spilled it in her lap, and was awarded a
huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, and by
his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility, and his son, Reason. He
is survived by two stepbrothers, My Rights and Ima Whiner.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you
still know him pass this on, if not you can give him a second death.

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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 16:11

Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 16:11
This takes the view that your cup is half empty? makes you think though, if it is actually half empty, half full, empty or runnithing over...
Im sure everyone will have a different answer...wouldn't it be bad if our answers were all thesame...
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 16:30

Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 16:30
... cups just too big....... smaller cup.......
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Follow Up By: rolande- Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 23:20

Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 23:20
Now there is a process engineer in action! Got to love them don't you. Don't you?
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 18:33

Sunday, Jul 04, 2004 at 18:33
If you skirt around the edges of life then you will still find Common Sense hanging loose somewhere. We are in a time span where Common Sense is not respected but this wheel will eventually turn full circle and the old fella will have a revival.
My belief is to take scant notice of what the media dish up and one thing for sure...I don't read the Sunday papers(or any papers for that matter) because it is there where the misinformation corrupts the mind.
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Follow Up By: Member - Cocka - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 18:32

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 18:32
Willem, I was going to post a reply to this obit but could not express the thoughts any better than you. Well said.
I also gave up the daily broadsheets a few years back because of the agendas and allegations that are perpetrated within. Life can be so beautiful, especially around a camp fire, without all of the negative news in which they think we are interested.
Common Sense will survive if we lead by example and don't cave in to mediocrity.
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Reply By: Member - Mike H (VIC) - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 01:43

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 01:43
The Problem with Common Sense .....
is that it's not very common.
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