THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ACCIDENT A GREAT LOSS AND A TRAGEDY


THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ACCIDENT A GREAT LOSS AND A TRAGEDY.

BILL CLINTON was visiting a grade school recently and he asked in one class of students if anyone could give him an example of a “tragedy”.

One little boy stands up and offers that, “If my best friend who lives next door is playing in the street and a car comes by and kills him,that would be a tragedy”.

“NO!” Clinton says, “That would be an ACCIDENT.”

A girl raises her hand. “If a school bus carrying fifty children drove off cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy.”

I’m afraid not, explains Clinton. “That is what we would call a GREAT LOSS”.

The room fell silent; none of the other children would dare to volunteer. “What?”, asks Clinton, “isn’t there anyone here who can give me an example of a tragedy”?

Finally, little Johnny raises his hand. He says “If an Airplane carrying Bill & Hillary Clinton was blown up by a terrorist, that would be a tragedy”.

“Wonderful!” Clinton beams. “Marvelous! And can you tell me
WHY that would be a tragedy”?

“Well,” says the boy, “because it wouldn’t be an accident, and it certainly wouldn’t be any great loss!”

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