A rude awakening in today's society is the seemingly lack of common sense. Are we simply becoming robots attuned to the surroundings of a non-believing world? You know...like the robotic voices on the telephone that are programmed beyond any deviation whatsoever! Are we being guided toward decisions of truth vs. perception, right vs. wrong, freedom vs. control, positive vs. negative, fact vs. opinion (and, the list goes on. . .) without real sensical thinking? You know...like our brains have become oblivious to self-thought!
Everyone tends to be in a rush these days without giving much thought to simple, common sense actions. Taking your time and being conscientious in your actions can help make each day safer for yourself and others.
It seems a day does not go by without some happenstance that is totally beyond reason. Shouldn't one KNOW not to walk behind a car as it is backing out of a parking space? What about the shopper that leaves the shopping basket right in front of the cashier's counter? Is it there to step into and drag around as though it is part of your footwear? By the way, the road cones you sometimes see along the highway or blocking off an area, don't they actually mean DO NOT CROSS? Doesn't that also apply to railroad crossing gates? Invariably someone is going to squeeze their way by and when confronted act totally innocent. What are the consequences of such naivety? And, of course, let's not overlook the person who drives around with tires as 'bald as a coot' or the 'texter' that has this growth on his/her hand, aka the mobile phone, or the one who has the 'blue bug' attached to an ear! Has all sense of keeping your eyes on the road and mind on your driving gone right out the window???
Think about it: A person may KNOW what common sense is but then actively take on the attitude "it will never happen to ME" or "how will THAT hurt anyone?" What a difference it would make if everyone would look beyond the next few seconds to the consequences of their actions.
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