They say common sense isn’t so common. I don’t know about that. I think common sense is more common than people realize. It’s just that we only hear about those who don’t have it. The vast majority of people just use their common sense and get on with their lives. They don’t get the same amount of attention that people who don’t exercise common sense. That’s probably for the best. Could you imagine what the news would be like if they focused on the people who weren’t doing stupid things?
It would be boring. It would be intrusive. Nothing would get done because the camera crews would be in the way. So perhaps it’s better to have the news crews and press hounding the idiots who don’t have a lick of common sense, or don’t exercise it enough. Don’t be fooled by that though, everyone has common sense. It’s just that some people don’t use it. Fortunately, you can avoid them because you can usually see them coming.
That’s not to say that everyone who gets into a pickle don’t have common sense, sometimes accidents happen. I’ve had it happen to me. One minute I was bopping along all eager to get into the Mall and the next, I’m on my knees. That curb had been there as long as the Mall, but I still managed to trip over it. If I’d just picked up my feet, it probably wouldn’t happen. Do I still drag my feet? Sometimes, yes, I still do it. The thing is, that most people don’t have issues every day if they just exercise common sense.
Life is a learning process and sometimes it takes a while for the lesson to sink in. that’s how you get on the news. Common sense notwithstanding, people often don’t think before they do things. In most cases, it turns out OK, but there are the few that end up on the news. Those are the people we say don’t have common sense. That’s wrong.
Everyone has common sense, but not everyone takes it out and exercises it. like your body, your common sense needs exercise. There’s another old saying, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” That’s just another way of saying that sometimes people don’t think before they act, or speak out. The evening news is full of them. in addition to the weather, the economy of the world and the fighting that goes on, there are the little people getting their fifteen minutes of fame through a lack of a developed common sense. Do yourself a favor and take your common sense out for a bit of exercise. You’ll thank yourself.
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