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Are we losing the abiltiy to have what we used to call " Common Sense"?
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By GilGadsonGilGadson 14 Pts edited April 13
In this age of technology, are we losing the simple ability of common sense



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  • Not necessarily because of technology, but yes.
  • @GilGadson people have gotten lazy but they always were Image result for asimov anti intellectual
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  •  technology is about 99% of the problem @K_Michael
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  • @billbatard
     Why is technology the problem, exactly?

    Plus, what actually do you mean by "technology"? Is it just the internet or do you think new cars ruin common sense as well, for example?
  • MayCaesarMayCaesar 1449 Pts
    If anything, technology forces us to use common sense more than ever. Life in the past was very simple, and people did not need to know a lot about the world in order to function - but nowadays, in the globalised age of communications, lack of wide and diverse knowledge and ability to reconcile its separate pieces with each other is a necessity in the life of a successful individual. And in order to obtain that, one must be a master of applying common sense.

    You do not need much common sense to simply tend to your farm. You just need to pick up a book on farming, and in 5 hours of reading it you are ready to go.

    You do need a lot of common sense to learn how to use Microsoft Excel, on the other hand. And people who do not know how to use Microsoft Excel and similar programs are a dying breed, at least, in the First World.
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  • MayCaesar said:
    If anything, technology forces us to use common sense more than ever. Life in the past was very simple, and people did not need to know a lot about the world in order to function - but nowadays, in the globalised age of communications, lack of wide and diverse knowledge and ability to reconcile its separate pieces with each other is a necessity in the life of a successful individual. And in order to obtain that, one must be a master of applying common sense.

    You do not need much common sense to simply tend to your farm. You just need to pick up a book on farming, and in 5 hours of reading it you are ready to go.

    You do need a lot of common sense to learn how to use Microsoft Excel, on the other hand. And people who do not know how to use Microsoft Excel and similar programs are a dying breed, at least, in the First World.

    I think the OP means like SJWs... Due to Social Media, these SJWS can spread their ideology like wildfire is whta i think they're trying to say.

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  • MayCaesarMayCaesar 1449 Pts
    @Zombieguy1987

    In that regard, hardly anything changed. It is true, Internet does provide a platform for malicious people to perpetuate their ideologies - but just as much it provides a platform for other people to counter those ideologies. Just as usual, in the end the ideology that appeals most to people wins. The Internet merely accelerates this process, but it hardly changes it.

    There was no Internet 1000 years ago, yet there was little common sense in the world. People were fighting each other over petty religious disagreements all over the world, and kings robbed their people blind with their full consent. I would say we have gone a long way since then, thanks not the least to the technological evolution.
    Zombieguy1987
  • Generally, common sense is nothing more than one's subjective sense of how they see the world. Sense is anything that is common, and what may be common sense to one person may not be to another. Also, if you're always looking for common sense answers then you probably won't like quantum physics which basically defies all or almost all of common sense. 
  • I think that technology has just created more types of “common sense.” For example, an Anti-Vaxxer such as @YeshuaBought would think that common sense would mean not taking “dangerous government controlled vaccines”, whereas the rest of us would think that she is absolutely nuts. Our commo sense would be that vaccines are helpful and therefore you should take them.
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