I may not be the Brightest Crayon in the Box..

@Rosekitty (19438)
San Marcos, Texas
August 20, 2015 8:52am CST
But i know alot about common sense. Something not too many people nowadays seem to use.. What has happened to people that they don't think before they speak? or realize they might be hurting someone?..using their mind before words?.Words that can do damage and then need to be repaired. Thinking how to fix something before it gets worse?..Do it the right way the first time, instead of Mickey mouse it till it breaks?
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• United States
20 Aug 15
I couldn't agree with you more. So many are 'book' smart, but totally lack common sense.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@TexanTornado..I was asked why i never went to college to better myself..I said back..What would a college teach me that common sense couldn't?
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• United States
20 Aug 15
@Rosekitty And what was their reply?
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@TexanTornado well at first they just looked at me and then said.".I was just trying to help you by giving you some ideas of how to make money"..of course that got me going again..explaining that i am almost 64..walk with a limp now and who in there right mind would hire me except maybe walmart as a greeter"..some people i swear..just don't think..now i need a brownie to relax..hahah..here is yours....
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@GardenGerty (102593)
• United States
20 Aug 15
You should always put yourself in the shoes of others. Do not treat them in some way you would not enjoy. Bright or dull we need all the colors @Rosekitty and we need reminders that we still all color basically the same way.
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• United States
21 Aug 15
Absolutely, I so totally agree with you GardenGerty..
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@sofssu (14447)
20 Aug 15
Honestly people either don't know what they are saying or can't express themselves properly.. Loads of them all around. You take care.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@sofssu..yes that is true, but that should be something either taught in one's home or in school before they graduate..
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• United States
20 Aug 15
@sofssu I have a hard time articulating my words , no need to pick on me.
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@sofssu (14447)
20 Aug 15
@TexanTornado Nah not you.. you can run your mouth off like a champion.. You just think you can't .. ask the experts..
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• United States
20 Aug 15
Yes, common sense is a lost characteristic. My sons are extremely smart (let's put it this way, my 8th grader is in honors algebra) yet something as simple as if you put your clothes in the laundry hamper, they will get washed.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@Carmelanirel2..see that is exactly what i mean..brains or common sense..who says you can't have both..hahaha
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• United States
20 Aug 15
I have an 11th grader that does very well in school, but she is also the kind of person who if a bus were coming at her full speed she would stand there with a huge grin on her face and try to hug it.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@cupkitties makes one wonder doesn't it?And this is our future generation???
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
20 Aug 15
Some more people find common sense too common and they want to show they are not so common
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@thesids..are you trying to confuse me?..hahah
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Aug 15
It is sad when someone hurts another with their words. They may not realize they hurtt them, so they probably wouldn't apologize either. The sad thing of it is, that once it is said, it can't be taken back, so you are right that people need to weigh their words carefully before they speak. In other words think about what they are going to say before they say it.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@rosekiss I feel it should be taught at home and then into school..if so more people would understand it isn't all about them..me me me
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• United States
20 Aug 15
I am not immune to having said something and ruined everything. I regret it tho. That is the difference between controlling unthinking eedgets who like to do it. Love to be able to steer clear of them.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@TiarasOceanView..you and me both steering away..I seem to gather them like birds..hahaha
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• United States
20 Aug 15
@Rosekitty haha Rose, dont know why they want to hound us.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@TiarasOceanView because we are special..hahaah
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• United States
20 Aug 15
You can't teach common sense, you either have it or not, and too many people in this world have none of it.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@AbbyGreenhill..i'm not sure..if you teach your children at a young age, it is up to them to use it or not..hence some do..
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• United States
20 Aug 15
@Rosekitty I believe your are either born with it or not....Common sense is a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by ("common to") nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for debate I know several people who are highly intelligent (Mensa members) who had wonderful caring parents - they have no common sense and some don't know when its time to come out of the rain.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
20 Aug 15
@AbbyGreenhill I somehow have to agree with you. I too know a few people in person who are highly qualified and one of them is an Engineer too, but the simple common sense - they lack it. Interact with them for more than 10 minutes and you get the feeling.
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@Gwensmom (508)
• United States
20 Aug 15
Ha! My daughter is always complaining about this about her best friend and how she never thinks before she says something. My daughter does have her moments. Sadly, the dingy gene makes an appearance on my side of the family from time to time and my mother-in-law can be that way( she once decided it would be a good idea to vacuum out the VCR and broke it) so I can't fault the dear girl. But, she thinks how others will take something before she says it.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@Gwensmom..hahah i never thought to vacuum it..good one..hahah I'm sure i am not the only one who preaches it to my children, but some others i begin to wonder about??
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@Gwensmom (508)
• United States
20 Aug 15
@Rosekitty Probably not too many. I was always told to think before I speak and that is what I did with her. Most of the kids she went to school with seemed to be ignored a lot.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@Gwensmom We need more parents or teachers to continue to say that.I think i'd be a lot happier..hahaha
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@Jackalyn (6857)
• Oxford, England
20 Aug 15
Oh dear. I am not renowned for common sense. My Mum asked one of my teachers when I was at school how come they said I was intelligent yet lacked common sense. The thing is, I still have no idea what she meant.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@Jackalyn..hahah..love that..hope you get some..
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@Jackalyn (6857)
• Oxford, England
20 Aug 15
@Rosekitty It is too late now. Please can anyone explain to me why my family laugh at me for once announcing "tents for pigs!" when we went past a field of them with sort of tent like pig shelters.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@Jackalyn just laughing at someone making tents for pigs..nothing to do with you hun!!
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
20 Aug 15
Not everyone thinks before they speak. That always annoyed me about some people. I am blunt but when I have to be. And I am honest to a fault.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@inertia4..good traits!!
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
20 Aug 15
@Rosekitty Thank you. I don't know how to be any other way.
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• Hyderabad, India
20 Aug 15
My dad used to say ' a word cuts deeper than a sword'. Lesson learnt for a lifetime in just one line. Wish if everybody remembered it. I mean its a popular saying so !
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@Sherlymbejoy..i wish they would also
@yukimori (9072)
• United States
20 Aug 15
Hey, I've never claimed to be the brightest crayon in the marquee! Doing things right the first time is definitely better than doing it wrong and trying to fix it. Trying to piece it back together after doing it wrong isn't any fun.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@yukimori..i agree!
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Aug 15
I blame instant messaging. People are so used to being "out there" with everything they think all day, every minute. They don't take time to consider what they are saying or how it will be heard by others.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@Rollo1..first off love your name..like the candy.. and i agree about the messaging..have you seen that commercial where the sisters are messaging each other on the couch in between their Dad and he asks if they are..???..No talking to each other..but messaging..
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• United States
21 Aug 15
yah.. it's crazy!
• Williamsburg, Virginia
20 Aug 15
I agree. A lot of people don't watch what they say. They think that whatever they think needs to come out of their mouth. I don't know if those people with ever get it. God bless.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Aug 15
@taramarie39...maybe one day when someone tells them about it..who knows but until then we can hope!!
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• Williamsburg, Virginia
20 Aug 15
@Rosekitty yes we can
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@allknowing (69503)
• India
20 Aug 15
If everyone did it right the first time then what is the repair kit for?
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
21 Aug 15
@allknowing..hahah good one
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
24 Aug 15
I always try to remember this T is it True H is it Helpful I is it Inspiring N is it Necessary K is it Kind This is one of my favorite saying because my mother has NO filters and she can be very hurtful and unrepentant about it. She says one shouldn't wear their feelings on their sleeves and she feels she can say whatever she wishes as long as SHE sees it as truth.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
24 Aug 15
@1wildngl..I am so sorry..My dad was like that..sad he has passed but not missing him at all.. Love the THINK
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@1wldngl (3991)
• United States
24 Aug 15
@Rosekitty She's a wee bit better since she's 86 now. But the world revolves around her still. LOL
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
25 Aug 15
@1wldngl I wish it did for us both!!
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@much2say (40204)
• United States
21 Aug 15
But you may be part of the Crayola brand - the brand that everyone knows they can trust. There are many cheap brand crayons out there - and their crayons are lacking - some are even toxic! And it is that way with people too!!!
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
21 Aug 15
@much2say..boy your name goes very well with what you just posted..hahaha
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@much2say (40204)
• United States
21 Aug 15
@Rosekitty I don't know where my brain was at the time - I think I seriously needed to eat my lunch. Maybe I had too many crayon fumes from my kids!
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
21 Aug 15
@much2say hahahaah..crayons do smell good
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@sharon6345 (138641)
• United States
14 Sep 15
I hope who ever they hurt can feel better real soon. I know just how bad words can hurt. I shed a few tears due to them.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
15 Sep 15
@sharon6345..I'm sure they all are better now..once things calmed down..
@sharon6345 (138641)
• United States
15 Sep 15
@Rosekitty That is what matters the most at this point. Good to hear things could be better.
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
23 Aug 15
Actually, using the brightest crayon may not be what the picture calls for. One thing I've learned a s a carpenter, mechanic and artist is not so much about not making mistakes, but finding a way to correct them. As far as people? You never know what words could be said that may upset them. The best you can do is try to convey your thoughts as clearly as possible.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
23 Aug 15
@UnkyGreggy..Don't get to Philosophical on me now..I"m here for fun..hahah.. But very true words ever spoken!
@SIMPLYD (83191)
• Philippines
22 Aug 15
That is true . We should think first before we speak . See to it that what will come out our mouths is something that cannot hurt other people . Less talk , less mistake as the adage goes .
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
22 Aug 15
@SIMPLYD..wise words!!