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by Minden Press-Herald

Common sense is not so common anymore

Is it just me or are others noticing that common sense is no longer common.

I am having issues with several people and their lack of common sense. Common sense in defined in the dictionary as: Sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence.

Our generation understands common sense. The younger generation — not so much. Maybe it is because they have everything at their fingertips with their phones, and for the most part don’t have to think for themselves.

You would think when you say do something, you would not need to explain yourself about the whole issue. Well, it has been brought to my attention that there is no more common sense in the world as we see it.

Apparently, when you tell someone to do something you have to explain all of what you want them to do, down to the very last task.

Here is an example: “Dust all things that need dusting.” Items you may think is common sense to dust, the person you ask may not.

If you leave a list of instructions, you have to make a detail everything you want done, including every piece you want dusted.

Here is another example: “Do the dishes.” When I was growing up, doing the dishes meant you wash, wipe and put away, or put the dishes in the dishwasher. Then you put away anything that was used during the meal (salt, pepper, ketchup, etc.) Then you wipe down the table, counters and stove — any surface that was used in making the dinner. At the end, sweep the floors and turn off the lights and your done. This does not happen anymore
It saddens me that we are losing common sense in this generation..

Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Serves: 4


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed (thighs are awesome also)

8 ounce sliced mushrooms sliced portabella mushrooms

16 oz light sour cream

1 (10½) oz cream of mushroom soup (i use 97% fat free)

salt and pepper to taste

fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

1 pound large egg noodles for serving

1 med onion diced

1 tlb Garlic powder*

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