Thursday, March 15, 2012

anything but common...

Lately I've been thinking about the term "common sense" A LOT and the reason why I've decided to completely eliminate it off my life.

Why, you might ask? Well let me try to explain myself why.

According to some online sources, the term "common sense" means:

"A Sense which SHOULD be common to everyone. Usually refers to any sort of logic that should be obvious to anyone." via Urban Dictionary

"The basic level of practical knowledge and judgment that we all need to help us live in a reasonable and safe way." via Cambridge Dictionary

"Sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts". via Merriam Webster dictionary

Now, when I analyze the world we live on nowadays, there's so much hate, envy and many other negative actions done by some many, that I feel this is becoming the common type of thinking by many.

When it's common for people to abuse children, animals and the environment (among others)...

In a world where being the most popular, the richest or the most powerful regardless of whom or how many you are oppressing is what's acceptable... When you turn on the t.v. and it's all about what you "need" or who you "have" to be in order to make it in life... I find it unacceptable and I definitely don't wanna be part of the "common kind of thinking", aka "common sense".

Many people claim that they have common sense. In many cases I have claimed to have it as well, but then if so many people think a certain way then that makes this kind of thinking "common", right?

So, as of today I shall not expect to understand others as I am not longer a member of the "common sense" practice but instead I am practicing a very "exclusive" kind of sense which is directly linked to be being loving, polite, friendly, helpful, caring and even empathic to others.

Makes sense, right? Just saying...

Have a great Thursday!

4 commented; now it's your turn!:

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great post, Sunshine! I am also disgusted by the hatred and ignorance I see today, and I agree that what is "common" to one person may not be to another. To many, hating and being ignorant are sadly very common.

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

To me common sense is the stuff people should know without being taught, like don't stick their hand in the fire.
The problem is that in todays world, people do stick their hands in the fire, and they don't get burned. People aren't held responsible because they're idiots..

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gotta agree with you Sunshine! I think I have more common sense than my sister, but she is much more knowlegable than I - I'm glad I have more common sense! lol....debbie...and she spells better than I do too!!

God's Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

All power to you Mariasol - your stance is beautiful and very uncommon in this day and age - yes, how very bizarre and sad, but it is. We live in a culture that has become so upside down. What I love about life on this little Greek island is that there's still a sense of humanity, courtecy and genuine kindness (not counting the cost!) and even though some aspects of it is quite childish it is so charming and makes me smile. I'm with you!

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