COMMON SENSE IS INSTINCT. ENOUGH OF IT IS GENIUS.” – GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Common Sense is actually very common – but not much admired, sought after or practiced. The problem is that, for us intelligence lies in complexity. From school to home, from university to workplace, a lot of emphasis is given on sophisticated thinking. Simplicity is rarely appreciated, in fact, occasionally humiliated.
To tell you the truth, we’ve now been trained in a way that simple things seem to be cheaper. The more complex a product or solution it will be, the more value you’ll associate to it. 42 types of shampoos, 33 types of ketchups, uncountable types of cell phones and many examples around us represent the power of fooling the world with added sophistication and complexity.
- Try to re-write your childhood stories. Add more common sense to it.
- Laugh at your mistakes… if you do so, others won’t…
- Try to explain your professional responsibilities or household challenges to a 3-4 year old kid. It will be really tough, yet interesting.