Common or uncommon sense? I think it is uncommon sense. This is the cynical Mimi talking after another episode with “someone” who exhibited a total lack of sense common or otherwise. You may have experienced this when dealing with large companies on the telephone. I feel this way when a large group of people who fail to have any sense, seem to darken my door all at the same time. Which leads me down the path of, is it common for people to have sense?
If you spend any time at all on the internet, it may lead you right smack dab in the middle of it. “It” being the deluge of uncensored thoughts, unfiltered comments, total lack of kindness, mean-spirited behavior that makes me pause. Comments that make me want to ask, Who is your Momma? Surely, she taught manners in your house, right? Oops, maybe you just forgot to use your manners. It happens to the best of us.
Everyone has heard, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, keep it to yourself”. Occasionally I may even be guilty of a bit of gossip but folks, it is necessary to be so mean? At this point in my life, I am able to put negative comments in their place. Not everyone is as forgiving or able to handle the onslaught of negative comments directed at them personally.
Is it Common or Uncommon Sense?
Everyone has the right to their opinion but not every opinion needs sharing, communicated or posted for the world to see. Discussions are important for growth in our families, environment and world. It is possible to listen or read a different opinion, share facts and engage without personally attacking.
Now that I have had a good nights sleep, the sun is shining, birds are singing, I realize someone may think this is a bit dramatic. I am good with that. I know plenty of people that are very talented and intelligent and I adore sharing time with them. Our community hosts a wealth of articulate and creative people who have excelled in their careers and life in general. Of course, this is not the group that I am referring to in my rant.
Remember, words have power. Use your head the good Lord gave you. Think before you speak or type. Don’t wine and whine, all of us only have so much tolerance. This morning, I have faith in our ability to exercise common sense but there are days that I think it should be called “uncommon sense”. What do you think?