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Atypical: Please Teach Me Common Sense

June 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Atypical

Does anyone you know lack common sense? Do you think that they are aware of the fact? My guess is probably not.

dazed & confusedIf you are true friend of one of these lost souls the best gift that you could give them would be a new class that is being developed in Japan. For somewhere between Y50,000 and Y60,000 you can give them the gift of common sense!

The Mainichi Daily News is reporting that Kawaijuku Educational Institution plans to start offering its 10-lesson “basic common sense for fully fledged members of society” course from September of this year. This company and others like it are better know as cram schools and traditionally offer courses that are geared toward children and young adults who want help to prepare for the demanding entrance exams to universities and private schools.

The new course will be aimed at people who have completed their formal schooling but lack presentation and problem solving skills. There are people that would probably have a hard time answering atypical interview questions.

Do you know anyone that would be a candidate for this class? I could come up with a list but I’m not convinced that common sense is something that can be taught. What do you think?

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nick Ramsay // Jun 2, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Haha! I can think of a few politicians that could benefit from a class like this, but I have to agree that common sense can’t be taught. You’ve either got it, or think you have it 😉 .

  • 2 Shane // Jun 3, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Love the comment Nick! You definitely have common sense and I’m pretty sure that I have it too. 😉

    I hope Rikuto inherits yours….

  • 3 billywest // Jun 4, 2008 at 1:38 am

    I’ll get around to taking a common sense class after I finish up my 12-step gamblers anonymous sessions.