In Kumashiro’s article, common sense is described as something that people often take for granted. The article discusses the time that Kumashiro was in Nepal and neighbors were teaching Kumashiro the ways in Nepal, which was common sense for those who lived there. Common sense is described as something that everyone should know. The article also says that many ideas that we have, become routine which basically makes them common sense. Routines that are practiced by those that live in Nepal are common sense for them, such as using one faucet for the whole town, having only two meals a day, having the boys and girls separated in the classroom, etc. All of these ideas for those who have lived in Nepal are common sense. For Kumashiro on the other hand, none of these ideas are common sense.
It is very important to pay attention to common sense, because it is very different to everyone. Considering all the things that the people in Nepal do (share one faucet, have a different school system, eat twice a day, etc.) we can obviously notice that their way of life is completely opposite of what Kumashiro’s way of life is. All of these daily tasks that the people in Nepal do, is common sense for them, whereas it is far from common sense for Kumashiro. It is important to pay attention to common sense as there comes a time where we have to learn someone else’s common sense, or teach someone else our common sense. It is important to pay attention as we may not be patient when teaching someone our common sense, because it is an easy thought for us, however it is new to the other person. As every person’s common sense is different, we need to take other common sense into consideration.