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Common Sense

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Common Sense
  • Common Sense

Once there lived a man named Common Sense, he was the smartest man in the world. There also lived a beautiful goddess named Athena.

One day Athena was really bored, so she decided to look down from heaven to see if any one needed help or anything; she spotted a man walking in the woods.

Common Sense looked at the ground and spotted a bag of golden coins, so he picked it up. Athena flew down and said,
"What are you going to do with the coins?"

Common Sense looked at her with a bright smile and said, "I shall give them to the poor." So he did.

The next day Athena came down again and said, "You get 3 wishes." Common Sense was so happy he used them right away.

His first wish was for all of his things to disappear, his 2nd wish was for his family and every one he knows to forget about him and, finally, his 3rd wish was for Athena to chop him up and put a piece of him in everyone, so that everyone would have a little Common Sense.
The End.

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A short story that goes straight to the point (rather like an Aesop fable). This idea, of total self - sacrifice for the good of humanity, is simply and directly written.

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