Bill Clinton was visiting a school. In one class, he asked the students if anyone could give him an example of a tragedy.
One little boy stood up and offered, 'If my best friend who lives next door was playing in the street when a car came along and killed him, that would be a tragedy.'
'No,' said Clinton, 'that would be an accident.'
A girl raised her hand and said, 'If a school bus carrying fifty children drove off a cliff, killing everyone involved ... that would be a tragedy.'
'I am afraid not,' explained Clinton. 'That is what we would call a great loss.'
The room was silent; and none of the other children volunteered.
'What?' asked Clinton, 'Isn't there anyone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?'
Finally a boy in the back raised his hand. In a timid voice, he said, 'If an airplane carrying Hillary Clinton and you was blown up by a bomb, that would be a tragedy.'
'Wonderful!' Clinton beamed: 'Marvelous! And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?'
'Well,' said the boy, 'because it wouldn't be an accident, and it certainly would be no great loss!'
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