Common sense is not something you are born with; it is something you learn as you get older! You must learn: 1 what your society regards as sound judgment; and 2 how to act accordingly. This is far from apparent and simple as it appears to our society's more level-headed people.
For example, many young children have been known to use common sense when making important decisions about their lives. However, as they grow up they find themselves denied access to such information because they are legally incapable of making any kind of commitment. They are told that they need someone older to make these decisions for them, even though the children themselves know exactly what should be done.
This does not mean that you should just go along with whatever your friends do. That's called "copycat behavior" and it's never good. But if you see that they are both willing and able to decide for themselves, then you should trust them to do so.
There are several other examples I could give, but I think you get my point. Common sense is an ability we all possess to some degree, but we lose it when we become adults.
Is it possible to learn common sense, or do you have to be born with it? Nobody is born with a sixth sense. "Common sense" refers to the instincts, thoughts, and prejudices that we all have from our youth. Everyone has their own interpretation. Some people say that you can't teach common sense, but this is not true. You can teach others your version of what common sense is, and they will probably follow suit.
Some people say that common sense is just common sense, and there are stupid people who are not born with any more of it than anyone else. But I think that smart people can lose their way without necessarily being stupid. They can make mistakes without knowing it. If you ask them why they did something, they might give you a good reason, but actually it was something else. Common sense helps keep us out of trouble, but it cannot save us from ourselves.
I believe that common sense is an important part of being human. It's what makes us unique as individuals while still allowing us to function as a community. Without it, things would be impossible such as living together in cities, keeping safe, etc. However, common sense can also lead us astray if we aren't careful where we use it.
As previously stated, "common sense" is heavily impacted by one's own experiences in the world; yet, because everyone's experiences are limited and diverse, the notion that everyone share a baseline of rational intelligence is erroneous; fact, it appears unattainable. Common sense is simply what has been learned through experience - whether that experience has been good or bad depends on your perspective.
People tend to believe things for which there is no evidence because they want there to be evidence for them. This is exactly how myths and superstitions arise. As humans, we are naturally curious about the world around us and will always look for explanations for events that happen over and over again. However reasonable or unlikely those events may be, we will always search for a reason for them to help us understand what is going on in our world and why things happen the way they do.
For example, someone might see something mysterious in the clouds and conclude that it is a ghost because they believe ghosts can make objects move themselves. In reality, the cloud could be anything from a gas bubble under high pressure (making the object appear blurry) to a dust particle suspended in the air column between Earth and the sun (making the object have a reddish color). But since this person has never seen a gas bubble or a dust particle make an object appear blurry or red, they assume there must be something otherworldly about it.
Contrary to popular opinion, common sense is not something you are born with; rather, it is something you learn as you get older (according to most scientific research, some of which we will look at in the coming weeks). It may come down to a nature-nurture dilemma; for example, if you are not taught something, you cannot possible know it is incorrect or...
...common sense. However, this does not mean your parents did not teach you anything, it just means they could have taught you incorrectly or not at all. For example, if your mother does not teach you how to cook and she never cooks herself, you probably won't learn how to cook either. This is because common sense isn't necessarily shared between people from different backgrounds or experiences. Some might call this outgrowing of skills or learning styles, but it's still considered a negative trait when looking at people apart from their common sense abilities.
As mentioned, common sense is not something you are born with; rather, it is something you learn as you get older. In fact, scientists have found that there are two types of common sense: analytical and intuitive. Analytical common sense involves using logic to solve problems and make decisions; while intuitive common sense involves knowing what action to take without thinking about it first. It has been suggested that people who are good at analyzing situations and then taking appropriate actions are also good at using their intuition because they don't need to think things through completely first. These individuals can make decisions quickly based on what they feel is right.
Furthermore, common sense is frequently applied by those who lack the true information, skill, or direct experience to make informed decisions. The terrible reality is that trusting our common sense encourages us to make bad rather than solid decisions. Asking for help when we need it prevents us from making mistakes and saves lives.
Common sense is your intuition about what is right or wrong based on knowledge you have acquired through life experiences. Your brain has a natural tendency to try to make sense of everything around you, including the events in your life. This process helps you learn from past mistakes and avoid future problems.
Your brain makes millions of connections every day. Some are good and some are bad. When you see something that surprises you or seems odd, that's when your brain's emergency system goes into overdrive. It is using these connections to figure out what happened and how to deal with it. This is why feelings often come before thinking when you encounter something new. Your brain is trying to warn you about an impending danger.
These warnings can be helpful if heeded; otherwise, they can be detrimental. For example, if you always trust your instincts when they tell you to get off of a bridge even though you know it is safe, you will likely stay alive.