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Common Sense Essay

  • Submitted by: matthewbustillos
  • on November 13, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 636 words

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Matthew Bustillos
10-22-12
Professor Young
Journal #8 definition
                                                        Common Sense
Have you ever met someone with no common sense? Didn't you just want to slap them silly? Or on the other hand did you just think that person was stupid? Many people lack common sense do to the fact that they weren't experienced to situations on their own growing up. Commons sense is a sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation facts, it equates to knowledge and experience which a person encounters. Common sense cannot be taught, you learn it on your own to help you live a safe and knowledgeable lifestyle.
Commons sense can be defined as our sixth sense, even though it uses all five senses to teach us the practical meaning of common sense. For example you over cook meatloaf in the oven, you smell the burnt meat, you see the burnt meat, and when you touch the meat you will get burned, not if you use common sense and wear oven mitts. Because everyone has experienced touching a hot pan before, and everyone has tried burnt meatloaf before its not good, any burnt food for that matter, that's why we don't eat it because our common sense trait has kicked in. Experiences are what we learn from, if we didn't have any we wouldn't have any common sense.
Education and being book smart has nothing to do with common sense, you can link the two up together because common sense can occur during homework or other school activities. For example writing your name on your homework before you turn it in so you can get the credit for it can be an example. But through my experience of school some of the smartest students in my class lack common sense. Many people can agree because many intelligent people hardly apply themselves to social situations. Reading a book about a murderer and not realizing it’s not safe to walk down a dark alley. Another example would be the nutty professor, professor Sherman tried being...

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