“One person’s common sense is another person’s mystery.”
Absolutely! It's true!
Think about this;
We live in a global economy.
We can find out what is happening on the other side of the planet in minutes.
We can talk with people in every hemisphere within seconds.
So….is anything really common anymore?
And how about “sense” ….just because it makes sense to you, doesn’t mean it makes sense to someone in Bulgaria, or even to your next door neighbor, right?
My thought is, the saying “common sense” stems from the old golden rule philosophy of treating others the way you like to be treated…so if you ask someone to use common sense, you are really asking them to think the way YOU think.
Listen…the term “common sense” had its place and time, but it is time to move forward.
Let’s consider The Platinum Rule¹ philosophy; treat others the way they would like to be treated… so let’s all delete “common sense” from our vocabularies and replace it with the words sound judgment.
Now when we ask someone to use sound judgment, we are asking him or her to take action based on the way THEY think.
¹made popular by Dr.Tony Alessandra