Walking Within a Wise World
Our journey has explored common sense from multiple angles. We’ve done a pretty thorough job of dissecting the term, but perhaps the best way to identify common sense is—to paraphrase Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart—by seeing it.
So, let’s take a walk through a world of fantasy, fiction, and a couple of drops of reality, where common sense manifests itself in a diverse multitude of pathways.
Lost in the Crowd
A sensible old man, while taking an evening stroll on the white sandy beaches of Pensacola, spotted a young girl involved in a futile endeavor. Standing among hundreds—no, thousands—of starfish that ...