Common Sense

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By Dahni
© 2016, all rights reserved

This is a followup to the previous post ‘No PC just CS’: http://wp.me/pGfx1-xg

 

Note: For several days, I made a series of updates to my ‘status’ on my Facebook page. Today (6/28/2016), it was concluded with the following as the final post in that series.

DO WE (You and I) HAVE NOTHING (or ANYTHING) IN COMMON?

You know, I’m just a little disappointed. 😦

For the last several days I’ve shared images of chalkboards. I tried to make them with different colors to make them not identical, but more interesting.

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They each had the same three questions, every day, which were associated with the quoted text of that particular day of the week:

1. Who said it?
2. Does it make sense?
3. Is it current?

Was this too hard? There were clues everywhere: my cover picture with the words “common” and “sense” and the title used on each image each day, “Common Sense 101.”

Out of all the people listed as my ‘friends’ on FB, only about 3 people ‘liked’ (or just clicked the ‘like’ button) any of my status updates, left comments or attempted to answer any of the questions and I responded each time. This series of statuses these past few days were not just because I am interested in common sense, but I honestly thought, YOU were or would be too? Was I; am I wrong?

So, what’s the problem here? No time? According to the New York Times article May 6, 2016, the average time we spend on Facebook each day is 50 minutes. Do you listen to talk radio (hours)? Do you watch the news on regular TV or cable TV (1-several hours)? Do you still read a newspaper (1/2 hour – to several hours)? Where do you get your information?

It might have taken you maybe less than a minute per day to read, think about and respond to my status.

Sorry about this post today, it might eat up around 5 minutes of your day to read it all the way through and respond to it? No, I’m not really sorry.

Not interested in common sense?

Is history or American history too boring?

Did it appear political and do you avoid anything political? Sorry, regardless of your PP (political persuasion) or lack of desire to participate, you ARE political, whether you realize it, admit it or not!

Was it that I failed to share some “feel good,” a shocking video, ‘click bait,’ what I had for breakfast, a recipe, something Pinterest or some cutesy animal thingy?

Do you not care what I have to say about anything? If that’s the case, why don’t you just go ahead and un-friend me right now. Or as in the case of this blog, unsubscribe from any future posts I make here.

Do the chalkboards remind you of school? Did you have bad experiences in school, or just don’t want to be reminded of school?
Do you not like to read or cannot read?

Do you not like to think or know how to think? Or perhaps, you’d just rather avoid the pressure, pain and toil it could require, for you to pop a neuron?

Do you not know what common sense is, could care less or don’t have any?

I’m not angry, I’m just upset. I’m not upset that you might not care about me or what I might have to say, I’m upset that so few seem to care, even ask a question, try to answer any questions, post a comment, like or dislike or participate. I don’t get it and I guess, I just don’t understand, what makes you tick! And if that be the case, I sincerely beg your pardon for not being always, 100%, 24/7, attuned to you!

But here are the answers that you may not even care about?

The quotes were all (except for the last one), all from the same person and from the same written work. They were written by Thomas Paine in 1776, from a 48 page pamphlet called, ‘Common Sense.’ This little book would be equal to selling around 50,000,000 copies in the USA in one year today and around 2 billion the world over, for the duration of its publication. It went through about 20 editions. As a comparison, a NY Times best selling book needs to sell between 3,000 and 9,000 copies to make their list.

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Did the quotes, do the quotes make sense, absolutely, to me anyway!

It was written in the language of the common folk of its day. Have we become dumber in all all our modern-day advances to even understand these words without a dictionary? Are we just too busy to look up words we do not understand?

Is or are, these quotes current, to our day and time? Some things NEVER change! Not only were the words of Paine apropos to the times in which they were written, they still apply today and were almost prophetic in nature with regards to our year of 2016, 240 years after they were first written! Like what?

For just one, “government is, a necessary evil!” For another, how should we vote (and we should vote), not for what party or person, but HOW to vote! I don’t care if your candidate did not win, or if you “felt the Bern” and it may now have become ‘Bern-t out,’ common sense says it’s irresponsible to stay mad and stay home and pout. Get off your duff and participate, else you are complicit in the anger, the divisiveness and apathy that seems to be spreading!

WE the Weeple, a zombie, clueless herd, aimlessly wandering around in the dark with no 'Common Sense'???

WE the Weeple, a zombie, clueless herd, aimlessly wandering around in the dark with no ‘Common Sense’??? So, Baaaaaaa-d? 🙂

And HOW should we vote? We should vote and vote for the “lessors of evils!” We should vote for those least likely to screw up even more of our rights and security, than they already have or will! I’m not with her or him! Both, and all in the political process, in government or seek to be a part of government are by nature evil! Or, they will become corrupted by it because, government is EVIL, even if it is necessary! Do not be deceived! This was true and 1776 and it’s still true in 2016! Only the true God can change the nature of the heart that is set on evil continually (a little good followed by a little evil and on and on). Self-willed ethical behavior is what people turn to when they reject God. Ethics and morals classes and self-determination cannot change the heart! Only God can do that! Just my opinion? Have you ever been sick, had a cold, been fired from a job, not gotten the dream job you wanted, forgotten something or someone, broke a heart or had your’s broken? HAve you EVER made a mistake? Well guess what? Neither you nor I nor is anyone else perfect! We all are corrupt! Something greater than ourselves must empower all true change! As we think so will we do! It’s just common sense!!

The following link is to various formats for you to FREELY download a copy of the original and full text of Thomas Pain’s work, ‘Common Sense.” Or you can search for this online yourself. It is available FREE of charge.

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/147/147-h/147-h.htm

I would you all, peace and clarity!

1 of WE,

Dahni

P.S. I received the following comment on my Facebook page today (6/28/16). “that may or may not be an accurate assessment… 🙂

My response: “that may or may not be an inaccurate assessment… 🙂

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