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An uncommon obituary!

I live by principles.  Did I hear you say ‘yeah, sure’. Well, yes. But wait, I haven’t completed the sentence. “I live by principles, atleast far as this blog goes’. 

One of the principles is, no matter what, I don’t copy paste written material from anywhere. Ofcourse, I am not a famous anchor on CNN or some insanely popular journalist. Not ever a PhD student swiping of research! 

On this blog, the pictures are mine. So is the writing.  Yeah, I cant blame it on my anybody. Especially as  my nephew is a wonderful boy.  

Today, I am breaking this principle by copying and pasting something that is supposed to have been printed in the London Times. The piece was simply brilliant! It had me nodding my head so vigorously that from a distance it would have appeared that a scorpion had got inside my ear. 

I mean, I had to share it. It was purely commonsensical to do that. Read on ! 

An Obituary

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.
He 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. ”   

Of course, You don’t have to pass it on. But stop on your tracks and think if you are could bring him back to life. In each one of us!  

Have a great week ahead.