FEATURED COMMENT – Just because some ignore educational campaigns doesn’t mean they don’t work

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Re: Doug Collins editorial, “Are we wasting money on educational campaigns?”

How many people would not be wearing seatbelts if it were not for the campaign? I’m a young guy, I grew up always wearing my seatbelt. And so did all of my friends.

We are all scared shitless, and feel uncomfortable or insecure without our seatbelts. I for one have never been in a serious accident, and have no good reason to wear my seatbelt because I never really imagined what happened to a 2000 lb. metal coffin at highway speeds without the videos they showed us in schools.

Just because some people choose to avoid educational seminars or are wilfully ignorant or reckless does not mean these campaigns are not working. It just means some people don’t care, and that is fine.

Also, common sense is not common. Which is clearly demonstrated almost daily by the ArmchairMayor.


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2 Comments on FEATURED COMMENT – Just because some ignore educational campaigns doesn’t mean they don’t work

  1. Richard Carlson // March 22, 2017 at 10:56 AM // Reply

    Common sense tells us that the world is flat. Common sense is not all it is cracked up to be.

    • “Common sense tells us that the world is flat.”

      -That’s not common sense, that’s:

      Misguided perception based on a brief moment in our historical perspective without the scientific ability to deduce anything, at the time, farther than we could -at that moment- presently note or notice otherwise.

      -Common sense, is in the case of the earth (and in those previous points in our past history representing such opinion and as could well be applied today), says, “The world before us is readily before us, because we can see it there: ‘before us…’ Hence, it is common sense that it is there.”

      Note: As with some people, having sense is _not_ common enough, whereas common sense is quite often mutually accepted as a basis of understanding on some minor point…and yet I feel I am flogging a dog herein with this minor correction, to wit common sense could have been easily applied….

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