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What happened to Common Sense?


As I look around and have various conversations with my peers, I long to ask the the question, “What happened to Common Sense?”

When did we ban it from our thinking process and how fast can we get it back? We sure can use some common sense thinkers right about now.

What I’ve come to realize is that “Common Sense is not so common

I’ve witnessed, intellectual genius’ all around me with no common sense, why?

Where did common sense disappear too and can this society get it back? or have we become so addicted to computers, smart phones and all the other gadgets, that we have rendered our brains useless?

Can’t walk across the street … without the phone glued to your ear.

Can’t make a decision in the grocery store … without calling someone to help you decide what to buy.

Can’t wait in line… without calling someone to let them know you’re still waiting in line.

Can’t drive as fast as you talk… causing the traffic to backup behind you.

Can’t remember your own telephone number… calling someone to ask them what your number is?

Can’t go to work the next day… because you spent all night on the phone.

Can’t pay your bills… because you didn’t go to work!

Common Sense also means that which they “sense” as their common natural understanding. Do you know that which you understand is common?

Thomas Payne published a pamphlet entitled, “Common Sense” on 01/10/1776. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood, foregoing the philosophy and Latin references used by Enlightment era writers, Paine structured “Common Sense” like a sermon and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people.

Just thinking out loud! What happened to common sense?

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March 15, 2011 - Posted by | Keeping It Real |

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