Do You Have Common Sense?

Do You Have Common Sense? I recall a Sunday dinner with my dad and mom, brother and his wife, and my family and me. It was a typical Italian Sunday dinner, we argued and argued. When my brother and I (we both had doctorates at the time) believed we had my dad pinned down, he said, “You two have doctorates, but they forgot to teach you common sense.” Well, he left us speechless. Common sense? No, we hadn’t had a course in it. The more I thought about it, he was speaking of an ability to understand people and perceive what they are thinking and talking about. In another way, he was saying get off your high horse and understand what the average person experiences and thinks. it was a good and lasting lesson for me.

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