Friday, January 20, 2012

"Common" Sense

(photo is not at all related to the topic, I just like him)

Recently I have had two situations completely boggle my mind at the sheer level of absurdity they have presented. It has brought another issue to my attention -

I am uncomfortable with those who have different common sense than me.

Odd statement, no? You're probably thinking that I'm confused about that actual definition of common sense, but because of these recent experiences, I assure you, I have a firm grasp on the phrase. That last sentence had too many commas and was poorly constructed. Deal. Anyway, I have recently butted heads with another person's perception of reality and have even done the painful thing of trying to understand their reasoning. I have even accepted that maybe I'm the one who's common sense ain't so common. (luckily I have Devon and Megan to assure me that I am very much (mostly) normal). In each situation I have walked away flabbergasted as to what I could possibly do to mitigate any further annoyances without compromising my intellect.

How do you tell someone that they are SO wrong?

I get along with people I disagree with all the time. I don't need to share a religion, political party, or taste in music. I even get along with people who like peanut butter! Granted, that's almost everyone and I recognize I'm definitely the minority here but *yuck*. The people I am most uncomfortable around are those who I feel lack common sense, yet feel as though they have it and can tell you why.

Ugh. I wish I could tell you both stories in entirety so you could really understand what I mean but that's not what I do on this ole' blog. Nope, I take the more passive aggressive route. Classy, and don't I know it. Sorry for the rant, your regularly scheduled program will be back shortly.

1 comment:

wjmom said...

I am a stupidity snob, but I fully understand that my version of stupidity might be different than yours. The lack of common sense is SO frustrating! But the truth is that one person's perception IS their reality, even if it is not the same as yours. So, so hard! Best of luck in sorting through this conundrum.