Yes, I think if a person is an only child and their parents are VERY detailed in raising them, and often state the obvious, it CAN BE TAUGHT as you are growing up.
My parents taught me common sense, I believe.
They teach you to look both ways before crossing the street, my Mom taught me safety in public, to not stick your finger in a light socket.
Yeah, SOMEONE taught you those things. As you mature, you forget their exact words and start to believe you "know better". But really, your parents raised you right to develop and err on the side of caution.
However, yeah, I guess there ARE some people who have no common sense and are utter dumbasses, yet their parents are brilliant and responsible. That does happen.
SOME people can't be taught anything because they wont LISTEN.
I feel that My parents did a good job teaching me about Common Sense.
"COMMON SENSE: sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts" yes, parents should be helping a child evaluate a situation and make judgment calls based on facts.
- Response by discotrash
, A Career Woman, Female, 29-35, Las Vegas, Other Profession