On common sense or practical wisdom

By | December 1, 2022

Even the ancient poems of the Kalevala emphasise the role of common sense, practical knowledge, skills and understanding, instead of metaphysics or religion. (Väisänen, 2012)

There is romance in the practical wisdom of the countryside, if one listens for it inbetween the practical advice given to young men and women that comprises long stanzas in the Kalevala. It struggles for recognition in light of the urban sensibilities of fragile chivalry’s first red rose in the snow etc.

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