From an email forward:
Subject: Tragedy is No Great Loss......
Tragedy is No Great Loss......
A terrible triple tragedy if this wonderful message is NOT circulated.......
Najib Tun Razk was visiting a school. In one class, he asks the students if anyone can 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 when a car came by and killed him, that would be a tragedy."
"No," Najib says, "That would be an ACCIDENT."
A girl raises her hand. "If a school bus carrying fifty children drove off a cliff, killing everyone inside...that would be a tragedy."
"I'm afraid not," explains Najib. "That is what we would call a GREAT LOSS."
The room is silent; none of the other children dare volunteer.
"What?" asks Najib, "Isn't there anyone here who can give me an example of a tragedy ?"
Finally a boy in the back raises his hand. In a timid voice, he says: "If an airplane carrying you and Datin Seri Rosmah was blown up by a bomb, that would be a tragedy."
"Wonderful !" Najib 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 would be no great loss !"