An Obituary printed in the London Times – Interesting and sadly True!

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 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 Religious places & Schools 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 4 stepbrothers;

– I Know My Rights

– I Want It Now

– Someone Else Is To Blame

– 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.


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7 Responses to An Obituary printed in the London Times – Interesting and sadly True!

  1. Hussain Haji April 15, 2011 at 6:23 PM #

    Re common sense article: i found it very intersting with its all pains and sadness narration to bear while reading it, I wonder how far the world decision maker can continue with their injurious idiolegy toward the world and the humenty, wealth, money and power will come and go, this is what has been proved in the history,
    I wish if they once try to use their wisdom and philosophy and over come their selfishness instead and watch how the world, nation’s and lands changes their colors from red to green and sky from its current dusty pollution to a clear blue and the ses/oceans (if got) cleared from the biologicle warfare experiments to a healthy seafood source, and finally the people (humen) the main source of the civilization to a more developed creature serving now and the generations to come.

  2. The unbeatable Lion April 15, 2011 at 2:13 PM #

    could any one explain it to me, please

  3. Abmalik49 April 15, 2011 at 2:09 PM #

    Very interesting and true, the dearth in our societies…

  4. Anonymous April 15, 2011 at 12:17 PM #

    it’s nice? but still let us not forget that Hope is alive…

    • Habeebi April 16, 2011 at 11:03 AM #

      Well said Dmitry_Ch, that is the only thing succeeded to remain so far. Hopefully it will “Hope” remain forever, once this is dead everything will collapse.

  5. rubab April 15, 2011 at 7:38 AM #

    vry inspirational!

  6. Abier April 15, 2011 at 6:53 AM #

    really really nice!