‘Common’ Sense


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Common sense is the behavior and basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for debate. That is how I define ‘common sense’ which is a paraphrase from Wikipedia’s definition. Do you still believe in it? In common sense? Don’t you wonder why I put the word ‘common’ on the title in quotes? That is because I don’t believe in most common things now. Those things or beliefs shared by the majority—which are now mostly false or wrong.

Common sense had become the safe harbor of ignorance. With common sense, we don’t need the facts because we already ‘know the truth’. Our common sense spares us the effort of probing and critical thinking. It has become an excuse for intellectual laziness.

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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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