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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 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing

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. .
 

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Sir Harry, I "borrowed" your words and posted them on my Facebook timeline, giving credit to you, "Sir Harry", and acknowledging that I had "borrowed" this from a forum where I am a member.

The truth is hard to hold back.......
 

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(Don't spend more than you earn)
Gee Harry I wish I read this about 30 years ago lol
 

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Sounded like you were from South Africa. Sad to say this is the truth in most parts of the world.
 
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Thank you, Harry...I was wondering if it was so common why it was so hard to find...now I know...
 

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AMEN !! Common sense has been replaced by intellect without real world experience. We place little value on such experience and rely solely on intellectual acumen.The MacGyver's of the world are the ones who provide the ideas, inventions and solutions that support the lifestyle of the masses and they don't even realize it.


However, common sense is alive and well on this forum. Users offer well thought out solutions to any problem. Thanks to all for sharing their "Common Sense."
 

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Hi, Sir Harry.

I was reading your post and, at the same time, I was thinking that you were inspired by my country situation. Well written!!!
 
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