Thread: Bad Practice!
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Old October 16, 2012, 01:15 PM   #51
Brian Pfleuger
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Originally Posted by zombietactics
There is such a thing as "common sense". It's roughly what would be commonly apparent to someone reasonably well-versed in a topic or field of endeavor.

People often leave out the reasonably well-versed part, and substitute a kind of "I am smart/cool/awesome/tough enough to figure it out without actually knowing anything" attitude. This is often little more than a thin veneer of bluster painted over a surface of raw ignorance.
That is one of the best, most instructive, truest posts I've seen in a good, long while.
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