I guess it's because, depending on the situation, people tend to be blinded by whatever it is that's distracting them and they throw caution to the wind. Common sense and gut instinct go out the door and sometimes people just follow impulses. That's just my opinion.
We live in a time where many people don't want to assume responsibility for what happens in their life. Using good commonsense means taking responsibilty for decisions we make whether it's selecting the wrong mate or being tricked/conned we want to point our finger soley at the other person.
Sure no one deserves to be taken advantage of but is it "smart" to walk down an alley counting your money, leaving your keys in the ignition of your car over night, sleeping with your front door wide open, being a young coed drinking and peforming a strip tease on a bar in a frat house, leaving a purse or wallet on top of the roof of a car.....etc?
Today if you (barely mention) the person could have possibly "reduced" their odds of being taken advantage of by using some basic "commonsense" you are accused of "blaming the victim".
No one gives another person “permission” to abuse him or her. It’s not so much about Right or Wrong as it is being Safe or Careless. Looking out for #1 is our responsibility. No one is in a position to look after your interest better than you!
“Knowledge is being aware that fire can burn; wisdom is remembering the blister”
Awhile back I wrote a hub titled "Acknowledging An Obligation To Be "Aware" Is Not "Blaming The Victim"!"
Maybe it is common. I say that because I met a person once that made my jaw drop. He simply had the least amount of critical thinking skills of any person I've ever met. He was my driver in a work situation and couldn't compute or remember the simplest instructions just given him, even aspects of our very conversation. I had to ride with this man for three hours and prevent him from getting me lost on a simple interstate ride. It was so bad that it was embarrassing. Having experienced that I must say that I am thankful that common sense is indeed common to most of us.
Common sense, in this context, would certainly qualify as an oxymoron. There is nothing "common" about it and the world, today, seems to have replaced common sense with narcissistic idolatry. We, as a society, are in trouble and we could use some common sense to address our problems. Unfortunately the supply seems to be running out rapidly.
Good question, maybe it's because mental disorders are and have been steadily pervading throughout first world societies.
Because most of the people do not use there sense. They do not want to give any tension to their brains
Common sense falls to the category of common things. Common things, most of the time, are those that most people take for granted.
There is no sense that is common. A sense is a sense and its not common in anyway. In generally there is evidently lack of proper conduct in the affairs of people around the world, where morals have little values in people's live nowadays.
Some of these lacking morals tends to be classified as common sense because it is expected that almost everyone should know what to do at every point in time, but unfortunately it is not always so most of the time.
But, all senses are scarce and important on their own.
So it is not only that common sense are not common, but also, simple sense are really scarce.
Common Sense what it sounds like the knowledge and the sense of understanding. If you are a lawyer and i am a Computer Expert then there will be a huge difference in our thinking, You will think as per your thinking and i do according to mine as well. so the thing is common sense is dependable on every human's capabilities. The power to understand the things and to define the things. It is not compulsory that i must think as you think. Even i can be creative or you can be an expert as well.
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by paarsurrey6 years ago
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