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.
How to Confront Your Inner Enemy
‘The greatest enemy we face – one that is indeed greater than any external threat – is the uncontrolled mind. This is the wisdom of the Buddhist master Shantideva, author of the 700 AD Sanskrit text Bodhisattvacharyāvatāra, or Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life.
‘What is the uncontrolled mind? It is the mental habit that makes you timid when it comes to dealing with certain difficult situations and also allows oppressive and frustrated feelings to build up inside you. As a result, you might “freak out” or “blow up,” becoming your own worst enemy…’
Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds
A 4-part documentary about awakening, consciousness, and the true nature of reality.