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I must agree. I saw someone nearly get hit because they were too busy on their phone while walking ACROSS a busy street. Then I thought about the unfortunate fact that people actually die due to not only walking but also driving while distracted.
Goodness we are on the same wavelength. "I don't remember "learning" to have common sense" either.
From Wikipedia: "Common sense is a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by ("common to") nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for debate."
I would say taught by parents and teachers through observation and experience while young to develop perception, understanding, and judgment. ("Don't touch. It's hot. It'll burn you!") The question is...are parents/teachers taking the time anymore.
Interesting point. I feel that common 'sense' is so diverse today. For instance I have no common sense with a cell phone. I don't own one. Another may be interrupting. It seems it is common sense to interrupt today. Again, look at the cell phone.