Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Would You;

Rather have smarts, or common sense?

Unfortunately, common sense isn't so common.
I should state that while there are many uses for advancement through technology, a down side to that is many of the people with smarts and no common sense are commonly found in congress. ;)
Put smarts with a Christian attitude, and you've got yourself a winner.
I would personally like to have a bit of both, but if I had to choose one or the other, it would probably be common sense. Although I think both parties have their niche to fill per se.
I mean, where would we be without those crazily smart people who just come across as weird, and create extraordinary things! Where would we be if we didn't have those with common sense to help us get by every day, and bring pizazz into the world through many things such as dress and etiquette, and so on.
I've been growing up here in central IL for quite a while, and one thing I've really appreciated is that even though farmers may be *just* farmers, they are smart in a different sort of way, down to the basics, and just plain 'ol.... Common sense! i.e. Work for what you want, and if you don't work you don't eat! If you take God out of the system, what do you think is gonna happen! It's a long way from your heart, you won't die kind of attitude. It's what America was built on. I know I'm getting into Christian values now, which I should hope the crazily smart, and the intuitive should each have.
So although we may wish we could have both, there is nothing demeaning of having one talent or another. It's amazing how God made us to each have our own gifts, and the important thing is that we use them for His glory!


Jesi said...

I've been told that I have more common sense then smarts... lol

nice comparison of the two - very interesting! Totally agree that Christian values are highly important and needed in both common sense and smarts!


Josiah David said...

Thanks Jesi!

M.E. said...

Nice new look! I really like it.

Good post, too. I suppose I'd rather have common sense. I've never had "smarts" so it doesn't even seem like an option to me.

Thanks for all the new posts. I'm quite enjoying them! (so don't stop)

In Christ,

Josiah David said...

Thank you M.E.!
Also thanks to both of y'all for keeping up with the blog Jesi and M.E.! It really makes posting worthwhile. :)

M.E. said...

=) I'm glad.