Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal, August 31, 1998

Smarter than the smartest monkey


Did you ever hear the story about the three monkeys? They were very smart and very different from other monkeys.

One monkey was called "I Speak No Evil," another was "I Hear No Evil," and the third was "I See No Evil."

Now, those three very smart monkeys tried to do only the right things. One didn't watch bad things on TV, another wouldn't listen to bad jokes, and the other would not swear.

Do you think you could be as smart as those three monkeys? I hope so, because there are many other things that you don't want to do.

It's too bad there isn't a monkey that says, "No Drugs," or "No Smoking," or "No Drinking Liquor or Beer." You have to be smart and decide what is right for you.

I believe in our young people. I believe that they will use their heart and brains to stop and think about what is right and wrong, and what the wrong decision could do to their life.

It is hard for the young people today, harder than when I was young. The world has changed and there is much more to think about.

As adults, we need to help our young people by praying for them and listening to them when they come to us.

Boys and girls, talk to your mother and dad. If someone asks you to try drugs, remember that it will ruin your life. And remember that there is only one word you want to say - "No."

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