Common Sense

@inertia4 (27713)
United States
November 27, 2015 1:25pm CST
Let me start this discussion saying that I am not a super intelligent person nor a scholar. I am just an ordinary person. Now, that said, I believe that common sense is a very important thing to have in this life. I feel this way because there are people who like to take advantage of other people. It goes deeper than common knowledge. To me common sense is like a safeguard. It helps us reason and understand things. Me, I have a wall around me that cannot be penetrated. I was always like this. I did however let my guard down when I was married because I was in love and the right thing to do was to let that other person in. I let my guard down and things were fine for quite some time. But, the sad truth for me was, I then became vulnerable. That is a bad position to be in in any relationship. I cared too much I guess. I gave the benefit of the doubt. I knew it didn't feel right and I found out the hard way what happens. As a result of being this was, I got burned. Again, not a good position to be in. I decided at that point to become who I once was and never look back. I built that wall back up and made it stronger. I instilled a saying that I was taught and rebuilt my common sense. I needed my protection back. So I became me once again. I actually started to feel whole again. And common sense was the one thing that helped me. I knew and I know now that common sense is very important. We need that compass to be able to navigate through this life. Not that we always make the right decisions, but it does help us see things better. What does common sense mean to you? Do you think that common sense is important? I think so. It got me this far without getting killed in life and also got me to this point without getting burned again. Copyright © 2012 Steven Cetta All Rights Reserved Check for all my posts here: +Inertia4posts Image Credit : CoolText.com inertia4, Common, Sense, inertia4posts
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
1 Dec 15
I was told many years ago i would never be college smart, but i had enough common sense to get me by.. I took that as a compliment knowing one way or another i'd always figure things out enough to get by in everything i do..And i have...
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
That is a great thing. Common sense is awesome medicine. It does help us and guide us through this crazy life. The ones that lack it, well, they are the ones that always wind up behind the eight ball.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
1 Dec 15
@inertia4 and who wants to be behind that eight ball?..hahaha
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
2 Dec 15
@Rosekitty No one that I know. It has to hurt when that solid white cue ball comes charging ahead. LOL. Hey Now!!!
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 15
sad that common sense seems to be in short supply
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
Lately, yes. It is sad. I grew up learning how to use my common sense. Granted, I was somewhat naive. But I learned fast. I learned ho to watch things around me, listen to things and people. And learn how to understand and read someone. It all helps in the long run.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 Dec 15
@inertia4 well we all got to start somewhere, I think the common sense comes in the interpretation of things
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
@Jessicalynnt I agree with that. I did learn that watching and listening was my way of grasping common sense many years ago. And my father always said, believe half of what you see and none of what you hear. And I live by that.
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• United States
27 Nov 15
Yes common sense is really number one in this life. Certain happenings in life sometimes clouds our vision, like being in love, or supposed love. I am sorry yours was wasted. Many people have lots of intelligence but no common sense.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
28 Nov 15
That is true. Some people have lots of intelligence but lack that basic need of common sense. I know my love was wasted. But not anymore. I am with the right person now. As it should have been.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
@inertia4 It is great that you found someone in this life inertia. It is so valuable. I wish I would have too. Wasted all my energy on wrong people.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
@TiarasOceanView I know the feeling. I wasted 17 years on the evil ex. When I look back now I feel cheated of my time. But things are fine with me now.
@mommaj (22861)
• United States
6 Jan 16
I think common sense is important. In the workplace it is more important than college. My sister in law was just complaining about this. I had to agree based on what I have seen. People with common sense can make decisions based on knowledge and experience. People with college rely on others and on text book experience that doesn't necessarily apply.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
6 Jan 16
Right. Common sense to me is that inner voice and tool for us all to hone and make good use of. Book smart is just book smart. Nothing more.
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@mommaj (22861)
• United States
6 Jan 16
@inertia4 It is best when there is a balance of both. Someone with common sense who has book smarts can do anything they want.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
7 Jan 16
@mommaj Almost anything. Not everyone has the brain power to be great. And some of us that do have great ideas don't always know how to implement them.
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@Bluedoll (17054)
• Canada
20 Mar 16
This comment is off the wall and nothing more. Have you ever seen the movie her. I started watching it but then stopped half way through because I was expecting something else. It did make me think though and want to go back and watch it again sometime. - just curious
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
20 Mar 16
No I never saw that movie. Maybe I should look for it and check it out. What does that have to do with the post? Maybe something I assume.
@Bluedoll (17054)
• Canada
21 Mar 16
@inertia4 If you have never seen the movie nothing. i was just asking.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
24 Mar 16
@Bluedoll No I never saw it. No need to put the surrender emoji up. LOL. No big deal.
@PainsOnSlate (20414)
• Canada
3 Dec 15
I was wondering what common sense and the wall around you had to do with each other but I think I understand now after reading the comments under mine. While my brain was working as i read I realized I've never had a wall around me. I am open for everything and everyone. I haven't been hurt (yet) but it could be because common sense is a big part of who I am. I can read people very well face to face and it makes life easier. I don't hang out with fools and live positive life.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
4 Dec 15
Common sense is a big part of my life also. But, when I did get married, I always believed you marry once. I never expected it to break up. And I never expected her to o what she did. I did trust her. After all, we was my wife. And that is what you're supposed to do. But I learned a lesson. So, I went right back to the person I was before I got married and no one ever since has been able to penetrate that.
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• Canada
4 Dec 15
@inertia4 I can understand what you are saying but I have a sad feeling that you are closing yourself off.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
4 Dec 15
@PainsOnSlate I don't feel that way at all. I do not give anyone anything unless I feel that they deserve to know. For me, it is as simple as that. I always believed that trust has to be earned.
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@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
3 Dec 15
Commons sense is important to a person . Without that he will not know what to do when in an emergency . I can understand what you have been through . After trusting too much but failed , you will again put that wall around you so it won't happen again .
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
4 Dec 15
We have to live and learn. Although I trusted her, I never lost track of my common sense. I just put it to the side. And I got burned. Sad, but I am fine now.
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@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
4 Dec 15
@inertia4 At least you learned from that experience and you are fine now .
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
4 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD Exactly. I learned and I am okay now. And actually smarter and wiser as a result.
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@antonbunot (9548)
• Calgary, Alberta
2 Dec 15
Unfortunately, lots of people do not use their common sense!
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
4 Dec 15
That is true. And I know one that does not, my ex wife. LOL.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Dec 15
@inertia4 Yeah?! But wait if she has a common-law hubby now, it means she is finally using her common sense!
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
4 Dec 15
@antonbunot LOL. That was funny, really. No, she is still stupid. She actually has a guy that is an out of work bum that she pays his child support for him. Go figure.
• Kolkata, India
28 Nov 15
Everyone wants to be themselves all in life, but, it's not so easy to stand on that idea for a long time. We need to be inspired at times when we are unable to keep with our own self i.e. "be yourself". I believe that being yourself is like using our common sense to understand and put our opinions on situations and things. So, yeah! common sense is very important if someone wants to see life being themselves and not someone else. I guess everyone understand this at some point in their life and holding this idea can only help us to get through every complex or tough situations in life.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
We all do need to know who we really are. And to understand who we really are. Common sense in the base for this and the building blocks as well. And it helps us be able to deal with other people much better.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Dec 15
@inertia4 yes I found out that much as I wantedrr to be the extrovert type I am not Im an introvert shy and so what I am who I am I cannot be someone else
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
@Hatley Right, we cannot be someone else. We have to be ourselves. But common sense is what helps us stay in tune with ourselves.
@louievill (19340)
• Philippines
27 Nov 15
Lack of common sense can kill or hurt someone especially in the workplace especially when dealing with machines, equipment, construction, law enforcement, etc......
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
28 Nov 15
The lack of it can kill anyone. I agree. it is the most simplest of things that we posses. And to lack it or not use it properly can become fatal.
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@louievill (19340)
• Philippines
28 Nov 15
@inertia4 it also got me wondering if it is really "lack" or " locked" so perhaps it's lurking there waiting to be opened, it took dad years of constantly pounding mine to get it opened and developed, something i will never regret. I wonder how many loves, opportunities and jobs are lost daily because common sense was not put into practice.?
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
30 Nov 15
@louievill I think I mentioned that common sense is within everyone. But we have to lear how to use it. So maybe locked is better. Who knows.
@MALUSE (42644)
• Germany
27 Nov 15
I would have understood your post better if you had included some examples. I don't know why you equate common sense with building a wall around you.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
28 Nov 15
No, that has nothing to do with common sense. That is just me. I always protected myself more than the average person. Common sense is a tool. A built in tool that we all posses. Some people don't know how to use common sense. Others do very well. But some of us still get burned even with common sense. That is where the wall came in. I built that emotional wall. Not common sense.
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• Redlands, California
1 Dec 15
@inertia4 I thought your marriage was your example and think many people struggle with marriage.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
@crossbones27 My marriage was a problem. The evil ex was not a nice person and made my life miserable. She lacked common sense and still does. My kids tell me all the time how she don't think right.
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@fishtiger58 (30320)
• Momence, Illinois
11 Dec 15
It amazes me when I meet someone with seemingly no common sense.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
11 Dec 15
I know what you mean. I have had encounters with people that weren't the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to common sense.
@moondebi (1209)
• Bangalore, India
3 Dec 15
One should have this sixth sense for proper functioning of the rest five.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
4 Dec 15
Common sense in not one of out five senses. it is an ability to have to guide us through like. Like a compass.
@JESSY3236 (7075)
• United States
1 Dec 15
I think common sense is extremely important. Sometimes I think my uncle has no common sense.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
Lots of people lack common sense. And some of them actually survive. How, I don't know. I am glad I have common sense and know how to use it. You just have to be your own person.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Dec 15
Allkmy life I have tried to use plainold common sense asit was indeed the guide a nd to keep the golden rule always. my grandpa always told me patsie common sense is just not common anymore. like people that are guilty of a c rime acting like they are not when the old adage if it q uacks l ike a duck, swims in The water like a duck and looks like a duck then it is a duck so if the man who said he did noit steal that purse is fo und holding a ladys purse he is the thief.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
There is a limit to common sense though. There are those times that somethings just don't look as they seem. That is where we need intuition. That old gut feeling. We do have a sense of what is right or wrong. So, along with common sense we have that gut feeling. They go hand in hand.
@crossbones27 (20779)
• Redlands, California
1 Dec 15
I really think schools focus to much on books which is fine, but probably should teach common sense or bring common sense out in the youth more at an early age. They seem to skip that part for the most part.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
I agree with you as well. I know learning is important and gaining knowledge. But common sense is probably the most important. Also, common sense give us the edge on things.
• United States
28 Nov 15
I think common sense is more important than book smarts
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
I totally agree with that. Book smart is okay, but common sense is that built in compass for us to understand.
@garymarsh6 (14359)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov 15
Yes common sense is vital and probably more important than people realise. I have been in meetings with academics,professors, doctors and other high profile educationalists who could not see the wood for the trees! Totally lacking in common sense but brilliant academics. I do not consider myself very clever I only know what I know but I love to learn new things!
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
1 Dec 15
I have seen and encountered people with a high education that had no common sense at all. Something so simple it seems that it is way hard for them to comprehend. That blows my mind.
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@amadeo (70421)
• United States
27 Nov 15
yes,it is.Most people to not have common sense.Think about it
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
28 Nov 15
I don't know about most people. We all have it. It is just how one uses it. Some lack it altogether. That I will agree with. And my ex is one that lacks common sense. Even my kids have more common sense than she does.
@TRBRocks420 (81093)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Nov 15
Common sense is one of the most important things you can have.
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
28 Nov 15
Exactly. We need that basic need to survive. but it can also be clouded by others if we let it happen.
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