The Death of Common Sense.

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by Red_Ink_inc, Aug 13, 2008.

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  1. London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense.

    '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; 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.
  2. well said. its good to there are still some rational people out there who dont get there facts from cramer
  3. maxpi


    You don't see "facts" and "Cramer" in the same sentence that often
  4. thank you. there is some common sense left here on ET.
  5. wow; i don't get the long speech of reply toward jack in this thread. Maybe Mister lost his common sense.

    Anyway; it is very humorous article about common sense.
  6. Red Ink,

    Good post. Reminscing though, will turn ya into a grumpy, cynical old man. Lack of common sense in today's world are the rules we play by, not the rules we live by.
  7. Common Sense

    Will only find its way back when one looks in the phone book and finds very few, if any lawyers.

    Legal largesse is the big killer to capitalism.
  8. wave


    Common Sense is very uncommon.
  9. Running a close second is the Insurance industry.
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