Have you recovered from that long winded title?????
Yes? Good, well then I shall explain myself or rather my point a little further.
This loosely and often applied term ‘common sense’ is linked with and to a multitude of people, things and situations.
Get something wrong – you have no common sense,
Drive in the wrong lane – you have no common sense,
Brush your teeth before breakfast – you have no common sense,
Drink whiskey on an empty stomach – you have no common sense,
Be the Government to create a penny pinching policy – well, those idiots have no common sense!
So why is it then that this ‘sense’, which is apparently lacking in abundance, is extremely important, and so valued????
Why is it that everyone feels it is their given right to point out the deficit of such ‘sense’ on a near daily basis???
Who has the legitimate authority to even point out that is it lacking????
Where is the rule book of ‘common sense’ and who wrote it?
How can we even really define or rate ‘common sense’ to then know when it is missing from a person, thing or situation???
Yet, we do define and rate it, and are quite quick and apt at then point this missing element out to those and that which are responsible for lapsing in applying it.