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Tokugawa Ieyoshi was the 12th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan.

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Common Sense How to Exercise It

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Announcement - Preface - Common Sense: What Is It? - The Fight Against Illusion - The Development of the Reasoning Power - Common Sense and Impulse - The Dangers of Sentimentality - The Utility of Common Sense in Daily Life - Power of Deduction - How to Acquire Common Sense - Common Sense and Action - The Most Thorough Business Man - Common Sense and Self-Control - Common Sense Does Not Exclude Great Aspirations - Contents -


 

LESSON IV

COMMON SENSE AND IMPULSE

Impulsive people are those who allow themselves to be guided by their initial impressions and make resolutions or commit acts tinder the domination of a special consciousness into which perception has plunged them.

Impulse is a form of cerebral activity which, forces us to make a movement before the mind is able to decide upon it by means of reflection or reasoning. The Shogun deals with it at length and defines it thus:

"Impulse is an almost direct contact between perception and result.

"Memory, thought, deduction, and, above all, reason are absolutely excluded from these acts, which are never inspired by intellectuality.

"The impression received by the brain is immediately transmuted into an act, similar to those acts which depend entirely on automatic memory.

"It is certain in making a series of movements, which compose the act of walking upstairs

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