The term should speak for itself. A sense which SHOULD be common to everyone. Usually refers to any sort of logic that should be obvious to anyone. For example It is dangerous to play with sharp objects, or Don’t touch the poisonous snake. Common sense? Yes! So, if common sense is so common how come so few people have it?
“Stupid is as Stupid does, Forrest!” A quote from the movie “Forrest Gump”
People aren’t getting any more stupid per se as far as intelligence goes, but the lack of common sense makes them “seem” more stupid to those of us :-) who still use common sense on a daily basis.
If the radio in my car is not working, do I go without it until I can have it repaired or do I do what I saw one particular “rocket scientist” do the other day- wear a walk man, complete with noise cancelling headphones, while driving? On what planet does this make good sense? Let’s not even discuss how illegal this is now a days.
Shall we delve into a discussion about all the braincases who think leaving their toddler in the car with the windows rolled up and doors locked is EVER a good idea? Or what about people who use their cell phone constantly while driving? Or those who feel they are such safe drivers that they don’t put their children in car seats?
So where did common sense go and how can we get it back?
I blame education and technology. We are raising a generation of simpletons who have no clue how to do anything for themselves and because life is so easy for the younger generations, they have no use for common sense. They can achieve nuclear fusion, but they can’t tie their shoes.
Without common sense, how long can the world last? Are we truly advanced if humanity is devolving?
Forrest Gump would say “Nope. And that’s all I have to say about that.”