As I look at the title of my blog here, "Common Sense," I wonder if I am being arrogant to assume that my thoughts on issues are any more relevant to common sense than most of America's public policies these days. Then I consider the conversations I've had with people from all walks of life and recall the thoughts and ideas they shared with me, and I am certain that at least some of my proposed ways of doing things have a lot more common sense than I had given myself credit for.
So arrogant? No, I have to pass on that one. Do I believe all of my ideas are correct? I just know they are correct for me; I can't begin to judge how they are perceived by others.
Maybe some of the problem of the seeming lack of common sense is because one cannot find common sense in a book; it's learned from life experiences. I am not denigrating education in the least. But a degree of any kind does not insure common sense and in some ways, theories taught to those with little life experience actually pushes common sense to the background.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject--or any subject. I know I have a lot to learn from others--common sense tells me that.