A vision quest is not based on rational thought or ‘common sense’. One might argue that those who climb Everest, or other dangerous mountains lack sense. An astronaut roaring into space in device built by the lowest bidder may wonder how intelligent he’s being. Cops, firemen, soldiers, inner city teachers, and even farmers might wonder how much sense they have to put themselves in harm’s way, or to work a job for which they are unappreciated and poorly compensated.But without such tough people, we would not be the nation we are.Ms. Nayad is a role model for senior citizens everywhere. Because she swam that distance, a man or woman at a senior center may get up and walk to the rec room instead of waiting for a wheelchair. Because she never gave up, other people, old and young, may also rise up to face challenges which have defeated them in the past.If it is a lack of sense that is required in order to reach goals for which we set ourselves, then perhaps sense is overrated.Respectfully,C.