What is common sense? Do you think it is a thing of the past?

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  1. carter06 profile image77
    carter06posted 7 years ago

    What is common sense? Do you think it is a thing of the past?

    Think: Lady GaGa's meat dress??

  2. Mr. Happy profile image86
    Mr. Happyposted 7 years ago

    I am not thinking Lady Gaga nothing ... LOL

    If we pay attention to what Lady Gaga and Madonna wear and what they eat all day long then, slowly we lose our common sense because what one extravagant individual does is certainly far from common sense ...

    Perhaps turning off the TV and moving off the entertainment websites and articles might help ...

  3. Gareth Pritchard profile image82
    Gareth Pritchardposted 7 years ago

    I don't do Lady GaGa or TV, which is probably why that doesn't help as a prompt but I have done youth culture, which is what you are really talking about with that Lady GaGa's meat dress definition of what I presume to be an example of the lack of common sense.

    Young people want an identity of their own and the media take advantage of it, for profit, as always, with big bucks in controversy, young people grow up and the media grow rich. Finding more controversy to aid their cause and cause more deaths through child exploitation, serial child abuse by media, big profit industry, largely over looked by society, hey its just fun.

    And me a grumpy old sad sack out to spoil the fun, why don't they teach common sense in school because then people would use it and not fall for the scam, as some don't, to get called misfits, we live in a very ill, miss guided society, that is kept that way for profit.

    So what is common sense, I would say it is the means whereby a person can realize the difference between what is good for themselves and others and what is not, so as to be more able to make an informed choice. I think it comes from having some understanding of philosophy's, an understanding of education, learning, thinking and creativity but hey they leave those things out in school because that would make you as smart as them.

    Hey, our schools fail year on year why, because they are meant to, under staff them, under fund them, keep the teachers bogged down with curriculum changes, procedure changes and as many other changes as possible. This helps to keep the masses from realizing what is really going on and pumped up with media hype.

    If common sense was really a thing of the past within the mass population, then we wouldn't be trying to answer this question now because we would have used it and not be at this point.

    Can I eat a meat dress?

  4. HubertBarlow profile image59
    HubertBarlowposted 7 years ago

    Common sense is something to do with sanity. The capability to think logically and rationally. I don't care about Lady Gaga. She's insane.

  5. stanwshura profile image72
    stanwshuraposted 7 years ago

    "Common sense" is a term that *this* hubber very strongly believes is fast becoming both a derisive and divisive term.  As to the former, it's very easy to pat yourself on the back and tout th smarts you think got have that cannot be measured by your traditional, formal tests, often touted, ironically in a noncomplimentary way to shine a light on your alleged "street" or "practical" or "real life" knowledge or sense as specifically compared to an individual or group of people.

    As a divisive term, it is particularly perilous and potentially mean, for it is both a real AND contrived distinction between those who "actually think before I do something" (note the prideful contempt intoned by the use of "actually", and those who "don't waste everybody's time fartin' around discussing stuff.  I get it DONE instead".  Note the latter's oozing contempt for what s/he is likely to regard with the broad brush of ostentatiously exaggerated, animated pride for his/her "practical attitude" or "efficiency.

    The border - this divide or chasm which is only ever fed by one's proud, even snotty or contemptuous, hell, downright *militant* pride in identifying with one style/disposition or the other. 

    Unfortunately, the use of this term, almost by definition, depends on a favorable comparison to those who are more bookish, deep, or analytical.

    Etymologically, at least in the relatively short-term cultural sense, it is a very short term, and thus sloppy and judgmental way to imply, or even state outright, what they who use that expression expect a "normal, responsible, regular person" who " has a good head on his/her shoulders. 

    This author thinks it is a fundamentally hurtful way to separate those of us who learn and think differently than "the majority", for a variety of reasons such as disability, geographically/culturally "foreign" background, TBI, PTSD,abuse, or evevn being raised by a grossly selfish and miserly parent(s) who saw their children as property to shape according to THdEIR (often ultra-orthodox, or creepily subservient) motives.  Whatever the reason, good bad or neutral, is it likely a hurtful, and definitely inaccurate and insensitive term that outlived any proper use the moment after it was first used.

  6. profile image0
    Sooner28posted 7 years ago

    Everybody uses this word to describe something they find as "obvious."  So to me, it's common sense that Americans should have clean air and water, and should not be exploited for corporate gain.  However, 50% of the population disagrees with me.  I guess they lack COMMON SENSE...

    No one clearly defines this word, and it's used far too loosely to help elucidate any problems.  Often people who claim this are using it as a place holder for an argument they cannot produce.  Can't defend yourself?  Claim your view is "common sense."  That way, anyone who disagrees with you is simply living in the clouds!


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