What is common? - Printable Version
+- MarcStevens.net Forum (http://marcstevens.net/board)
+-- Forum: Welcome! New Users (/forum-3.html)
+--- Forum: Introduce Yourself (/forum-25.html)
+--- Thread: What is common? (/thread-1884.html)
What is common? - Autarchic - 03-30-2008 04:55 AM
Common sense? Who wants it? Not me! I want some extraordinary sense. When you look around, what you'll see is a bunch of idiots, that is ordinary! People that have never had an original thought. People that cannot think. Thomas Edison once said that five (5) percent of the people think, ten (10) percent of the people think they think, and the other eighty-five (85) percent would rather die than think. So there you have it in a nutshell!
I'm commonly known as a man that goes by the handle Autarchic. I live in my body on the land which is commonly known as North Carolina. I'm a man that has voluntarily retired after being an over-the-road trucker for thirty years. Boy, could I tell some horror stories about what has happened on America's highways.
Re: What is common? - 3rdear - 03-30-2008 08:41 AM
I'm not sure where I heard this one, but it works well...
Common sense simply means "What is common to me makes sense."
Re: What is common? - eye2i2hear - 03-30-2008 09:13 AM
Autarchic Wrote:Common sense? Who wants it? Not me!Gosh, for a guy that doesn't want such, ya sure seem to!?!
Just kiddin (well, sort of).
Actually, as with most phrases, isn't this one possibly one with a duel potential? Just taking the words, "common" + "sense" I easily hear "common" as "commonly" and "sense" as "sensed" ie that which is universally common, the 5 senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, taste. Thus common sense is (also) simply that which is derived and validated via the common senses.
As one key point of AiLL brings out, apart from common sense (that derived by the common senses), we couldn't distinguish North Carolina the state (geographical) from The State Of North Carolina (fiction).
Nothing wrong, for me, with looking for the extraordinary (extra+ordinary), of course, but even that is after all grounded in the commonly sensed-- other wise, it's fantasy, rather than unusual?!? How ordinary are those common senses, after all? Is there in fact, any extraordinary without 'em?!