An April Fool


I was going to write about the origin of April Fool’s Day, but frankly, after 700 years it is a day that is worn out. The joke is on those who enjoy saying April Fool’s Day after an attempt to embarrass a friend, or a social misfit. Yes, this day can be cruel to some. So, the question is how can we overhaul April 1 to return it to a time of harmless fun?

In the social media age, jokes travel fast and the hurt, even if unintended, can last years, not seconds. How many prank posts today will inflict real pain on a gentle soul? “One” would be too many.

We don’t need April Fool’s Day anymore, but try getting rid of it. You’d be a fool to try. I’ll wait for April 2nd.

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