When someone asks you how many senses do you have, the answer is usually five. You have a sense of sight, sense of touch, sense of smell, sense of taste, and a sense of hearing. These senses are what keep us, as humans, functioning throughout our lifetime. They are what keep us moving forward and working toward a progressive future.
But are these the only senses we have?
Are these the only things that matter to us?
Are the five senses a must for human existence?
What about our common sense? If it didn’t exist, we would still be monkeys swinging on some tree in a jungle. Without common sense progression wouldn’t have happen and we would have been extinct a long time ago. Or what about our daily activities; you see, if we lose our common sense, our ability to comprehend or solve basic daily problems in life wouldn’t be able to be solved. Our other senses are not apt to makeup for common sense.
Without common sense, we couldn’t have invented the wheel.
Without common sense, we would have never invented mathematics.
Without common sense, we would label ourselves as retarded.
How about our sense of balance? We are able to walk standing up without falling over, we can reach for thing with out tumbling, and we can position ourselves on chairs to not fall over. Without our sense of balance, we would slither across the ground with minimal motion. We couldn’t walk, crawl, or run at all without balance, but we are taught it isn’t a sense.
It is also said that when a person is lacking a sense, that the others get stronger. For example, if a person is blind their sense of hearing becomes more potent or if they can’t smell then their sense of taste becomes increased. They do this to makeup for the sense you are lacking; but what makes up for a lack of common sense? I tell you what does, nothing!
What makes up for a lack of balance?
What makes up for a lack of sense of reproductions?
What makes up for a lack of sense of memory?
Common sense makes up for the lack of balances, because we use common sense to build crutches for our balance, Viagra to reproduce, and medications to remember things. Without common sense our world is lost, but yet it isn’t considered a sense at all.
It isn’t considered a sense because if we labeled the people who didn’t have it as disabled then the fact would be that the majority of the wide world would be know as lacking common sense. George W. Bush wouldn't have been our President, the boys from the show Jackass would be in an asylum somewhere, and Beyonce would be singing her heart out on karaoke day at the adult nursing home next to the girl with down syndrome. Dare to say I’m wrong. Then just engage in conversations with people and notice their eyes, their language, and their attention span, not casually but really examine them and then tell me. The majority of people do not have the ability to perform basic task anymore.
We, as a whole, are slowly slipping into a world where people can’t fend for themselves. It doesn’t take a genius to work a computer, drive a car, and go to school. That only takes practice and learning; but critical thinking is a form of common sense that we no longer have.
Helen Keller was deaf, blind, and couldn’t talk, but she had the common sense to do basic human things and could survive a lot longer than most of us now.
Our senses are more than just five, so put them all to use and realize that the world is a lot larger than the little space you live in. Make an attempt and do something.