Posted 3 years ago on Jan. 30, 2012, 12:28 p.m. EST by cubedemon
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What exactly is the essence of common sense? Why is this held as a high virtue? Why are those who lack it verbally berated in American Society? Let's say it is a high virtue and necessary to have. If one realizes one does not have it how does one gain it?
If ideas that are considered common sense can be proven unsound and uncogent then why is common sense truly sound and cogent in of itself? Why is common sense considered a reliable tool if the tool itself is always changing or improving?
This is why I believe common sense can faulty sometimes. When I was 17 I went for my permit so I could learn how to drive. I thought the knowledge in the drivers manual would be common sense. If I did not have that thought I would've actually studied the manual. I would've passed the permit test the first time and had my license sooner. This taught me not to assume common sense and check to make sure that I had sound information.