When did you realize that most of the world...

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  1. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    lacks common sense?

    Personally, it was in 2007 when I had my first job and dealt with hundreds and sometimes thousands of customers on a day per day basis.

    It amazes me how stupid people can really be.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    All you have to do is watch the news or read a paper these days :cool:
     
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    December 2007, when I joined MacRumors.



    I kid! I kid! :p
     
  6. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    I think that's when you discovered Apple Fanboys and Girls.
     
  7. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    I blame Barney the dinosaur for our current crop of tards.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    "When did you realize that you think everyone else lacks common sense but not not obviously, yourself" should be the tread title

    nobody ever thinks they are wrong but always everyone else....as evidenced by the VERY nature of this thread
     
  9. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    +1

    To paint with such a broad brush demonstrates that the OP could use a little more common sense himself.
     
  10. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Everyone has a different idea of what "common sense" means. What you're really saying is "when did you realize the world didn't work the way I think it should?"
     
  11. renewed macrumors 68040

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    I would have to argue that "common sense" does exist, the name of it is just misleading. It should be "good sense" or "rational sense".

    To lack common sense is to really lack thinking. Many people just don't think through situations. A reflective mind. Stanovich, a psychologist, argues that many people lack a reflective mind (what we refer to as common sense). The reflective mind refers to the goals of the system, beliefs relevant to these goals, and the selection of actions to try to get to these goals.

    In the site linked above, Daniel Willingham has a good example of the difference of mind sets.

    What it comes down to is two types of intelligences. What we refer to as "book smarts" and what we refer to as "common sense". Some have both, some have one or the other and some lack the two.
     
  12. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    Just now when I saw "Jesus I love you" was trending on Twitter ._.
     
  13. Rockin' Kat macrumors newbie

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    I'd like to think I've been somewhat aware of that at least since I was in junior high. But I'd have to say any illusions to the contrary were quickly stripped away when I finally landed my first(and current) job in June 2003. I've witnessed way too much stupid to believe that "common sense" is at all that common. I don't mind my job so much... I've gotten pretty used to it anyway. I work in retail.
     
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    What!? Most the world lacks common sense.
    Worst. Day. Ever.
     
  15. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    Common sense is not all that common if it's rare for people to have it.
     
  16. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    I worked for BT when I was 17 doing the 150 call line. I learned early the level of stupidity on both sides of the phone line.

    Then you get older and work in more upper tier circles and realise that everyone is stupid in many ways, especially people who think they're smart - they're often lacking in many ways and try to cover up their insecurities by being outwardly clever.

    This is life - just enjoy it and try not be insecure (elitist). :)
     
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    Come on, don't be so hard on yourself. ;)
     
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    Bitch :p

    *goes back to work... begrudgingly*
     
  20. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    When I was 16 and got a job working in retail. I'm glad I've left that long behind now; it would be soul destroying for anyone with at least moderate intelligence to work retail long term.
     
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    When I was able to admit to myself that I was one of those people.
     
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    ^^^I don't work with a single person that I feel lacks common sense, or isn't incredibly bright. I doubt my co-workers feel the same way.
     
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  25. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I like and respect all of my co-workers too.

    My clients on the other hand...
     

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