In Memory of a dear friend.

With the advent of all these instant online posting like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and many more, the real value of blogging has faded away. These days, people just post anything that they feel like posting such as their new nail polish (I was guilty at least once), every photo in their digital camera even if every three photos look very similar and just about any pick-up lines to reflect their relationship updates. Gone are the days when almost every journal post is original, valuable, polished, informative, worth sharing, sometimes, even poetic. That was how I loved Multiply. My online buddies are knowledgeable and they carefully select the information they post on the web. But lately, looks like it has lost the battle to more popular websites.

Anyway, I was so glad to come across a status update in Facebook that is so worthy for a re-post. I honestly think I lost this friend of mine too. My new BFF (best friend forever), Stress, crippled it in a long, silent battle.

Originally written by Elizabeth Opinion Cass.

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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 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; 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. 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. DUH!! 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, 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, 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, do nothing.

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