Today we grieve the passing of a dearly loved 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 work; life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by a simple life. With his best friend - Logic - in his side, everyday seems easy and realistic. However, this past few months, his health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned, but overbearing, regulations were set in place. Common Sense lost ground when managers attacked their employees for doing their jobs they themselves failed to do. It declined even further when efficiency came up.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents - Truth and Trust; his wife - Discretion; his daughter - Responsibility; and his son - Reason. His best friend, Logic, is already in his deathbed.
Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.