"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
To paint with such a broad brush demonstrates that the OP could use a little more common sense himself.
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".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?"
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.A friend of mine recently selected a daycare for her son. She used the algorithmic mind quite effectively: she weighed various factors, e.g., the financial cost, the seeming warmth of the caretakers, whether the facilities were clean and inviting. But her goal in putting these factors together was short-sighted. She heavily weighted the daycare’s proximity to her house. It was obvious to me (and her other friends) that the philosophy of child-rearing at this daycare did not match hers. After several months of complaining about what the caregivers did and said, she started looking for another daycare.
An intelligence test measures the algorithmic mind, that is, how efficiently my friend weighs the factors. But to make effective decisions and adapt to your environment sensibly, you need to do more. You need to see your environment for what it is, you need to set realistic goals, and you need to select actions that move you towards those goals. That is the job of the reflective mind, and these features are not measured by standard intelligence tests. That’s why smart people do dumb things like send their child to a daycare that will not work out, or try to beat the stock market.
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.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.