Common Sense is not always sensible

Many people confuse common sense with practicality.  The thinking goes something like this.  Difficult problems require sensible solutions.  That may be true but it avoids a critical element.  Solving problems requires that we understand them before we attempt to solve them.  Common sense is the truth revealed when we apply critical thinking and discernment.  When we understand something we can be bold in our attempts to address it.

Thus, common sense often leads to decisions that are radical rather than popular.  They may in fact be sensible but they may not appear sensible to everyone, and they might not satisfy everyone’s desire for comfort.  Sometimes the most sensible solutions seem the most outlandish at first.


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