Rename common sense?
Should we rename common sense? I mean is it really common? For that matter, what is common sense? According to Miriam-Webster common sense is the ability to think and behave in a reasonable way and to make good decisions. Of course that leads to the question of what is reasonable and good? Since we are talking about common to everyone, then I suppose that any action reflects thinking and behavior both reasonable and good in the eyes of most people.
What say you?
Do you think we need to rename common sense? I do and here are some candidate choices:
- Uncommon sense
- Rare responsibility
- The lost art of humanity
- Our lost heritage
I just don’t know. It seems like so many people just do not have or least do not exhibit even the most minute shred of common sense. People do not prepare for much of anything. My grandparents had food canned in Mason jars and stored to last several months. They grew most of it themselves.
If our financial system, which runs on old technology, gets seriously hacked and your credit and debit cards no longer work, can you feed yourself and your family?
This is the type of common sense that I am talking about. No, I’m not into “prepping” but I do advocate having some level of plan on how to handle adverse events. Things like a flat tire, your water or electricity go off for some time or perhaps someone steals your identity or hacks your checking account.
Do you feel like you have common sense?
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