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What's the best way to acquire common sense?
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Posted 1/16/14
Common sense?


When did humans develop this shit?
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Honestly, it all starts with analyzing everything. The biggest thing that makes common sense uncommon is that people tend not to look at the big picture. Whenever you do something, think of it like a puzzle. If I do this, then this, and this, and this will happen. Example. I LOVE Coffees. Hrm... is 8pm, I want a chocolate Hazelnut blend.... Oooh, but 7AM meeting, best not...

Same with anything else you do, Sure I could do this, but what are the concequences, is it worth it? Will it negatively affect somebody else unwarranted?

Over time, you will get good habits that just happen ^.^

If you are OCD or get distracted easily such as myself, the bigger thing is to block temptations to begin with. When I decided to go back to school a few years back for another degree, to ensure success, I did everything at school. I refused to head home until my work was done the day it was assigned. This formed good habits of wanting to finish my work before I got distracted. I finished in record time, had highest marks, and really, spent no more time than if I crammed. I would be at school til 7-8 pm, ate dinner there, but then I went home, and could enjoy since there was no "I should start work on this soon" On weekends, I woke up, ate breakfast, then went to the school to work on whatever I could before something distracted me. Noon til 5, EVERY saturday and sunday. And that is where my school work stayed. Never took it home. Didn't need to either since I was getting stuff done early. Big assignment due in two weeks. I have it done third day after being assigned. FREE TIME WOO!!!

If you can get to a distraction free zone, then success will follow. Remind yourself to do what is necessary, then you can enjoy the hobbies more since the stress is gone, and the time really can only be used for fun stuff.
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I think the best way is to learn from the past, (ie other people's mistakes, or successes but especially their mistakes) Some people argue in favor of experience which is good when things turn out right but when things turn out wrong... let's just say the "school of hard knocks" isn't accredited. So my suggestion is pull aside the oldest people you know, ask them what major choices they have made and what philosophies they have lived by, and then look at how their lives turned out; if you want to end up where they are follow their path since history has a way of repeating itself. As my mom always says, "if I see someone get hit by a car, then I don't have to get hit by one to know that it hurt."
Ps: my big sister said she's proud of you just for asking for what it's worth.
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Isn't that the same as asking 'teach me how to be normal'? In which case there really is no answer. You learn through observation and error. I'd suggest getting in contact with Deadpool:

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If you play with Fire, you will be burned....

sooner or later...
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Play it traffic like I do. This is how you obtain common sense, grasshopper.
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But no common sense keeps things fun! Don't know why you would want to discard that wonderful benefit.
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You either have it or you don't. Common mistakes may help you develop common sense, but only if you learn from those mistakes. Since you are lacking common sense, you probably won't learn a damn thing. For this reason, you will always be a step behind those who have common sense. So you've got that going for you.
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Do the same things everybody else does, and you learn what everybody else knows.
Do something else, and you learn something different.
I have the sense to avoid horrible personal confrontation(I think), which some people don't.
I don't have the sense to not fall for deception multiple times.
P:"The word gullible is right behind you"
Q:"Ha! can't get me this time"
Q:"Did you seriously write that on the wall?"
*Q turns around
Q: "I can't believe you actually wrote it on the wall......"
Posted 1/16/14
I've found that common sense is often the opposite of common sense.
So I would say that acquiring common sense would acquire you to not adhere to common sense.
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Well, You have to find the balance between having and not having commonsense.

If you have to much your crazy.

If you have to little your also crazy.

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Posted 1/17/14 , edited 1/17/14
The idea that there is a common thread or knowledge running through all of humanity/culture is erroneous.
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Year-end cleaning. Closing threads with no new posts since 2014.
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