I'm dumbfoundedly in awe of the superb lack of common sense surrounding us. And if you are similar to the people I meet, you have had a head-scratching experience within the last day or so, also.
Well first, common sense may be in jeopardy. Common is defined by Merriam Webster as "universal, ordinary, average, and available to all." Sense, with definition taken from a favorite tool, Visual Thesaurus, is about "understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something. " And both of these, common and sense, have lost their "universal" nature.
Common values seem to have become individual values. It appears that the person I was behind in line at the grocery store is case in point. She wanted the larger size for the sale price of the smaller quantity. It was clearly marked on sale for the lesser amount and "common sense," would say get the smaller size if you want the sale price. It was not acceptable to this person, and from berating the cashiers to the assistant manager and finally the manager, she fought for her individual perception of what she called, loudly, "common sense."
We would like to introduce you to another definition of common sense focused not on an individual, but our most excellent resource, our children. Welcome to Common Sense, "an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a rapidly changing world." The resources and impact this organization is having is phenomenal and addresses huge issues this generation of children are uniquely facing. We can all make a difference in something universal and making the uncommon, common again.
The Groff Life Group is a proud supporter of Common Sense, the organization, and common sense.
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