There are words or expressions that we take for good automatically, without thinking well in their real sense, and that can make us prisoners of that meaning, which can affect our attitude without realizing it. One of those is, from my point of view, the "Common Sense".

It’s good to have some ‘Common Sense’, to implement normal solutions, natural or habitual decisions based on what is common in society; so we can change things according to what is expected of us, which is apparently good for the community, and which will cause less stress on rejection on our environment. But if we always apply common sense, we are always doing what is normal, which seems more natural, what has been usual, and what is planned or expected from us; and this is terrible. In common sense there is the point of confluence of the general thinking, but there can also be the mediocrity.

Using always common sense, logic thinking or what is usual, we would never innovate, never create anything new, never challenging in a priori impossible projects, never will question a certain reality. Scan all important things people have done in the history of mankind, and see that they had never done it applying common sense. Being a person that moves continuously from common sense, you have the risk of becoming "Just another brick in the wall" (according to Pink Floyd group expression in "The Wall" album)

Living in society requires a certain amount of "Common Sense," but just the right one to participate in the portion of common interest without harming the others; but we have to use it carefully, because in order to be able to add value to the society in which we live, to be creative, and to develop and evolve as human being, we need to know how to get away quite often from this media meaning, almost neutral or even limiter, called ‘Common Sense’

To do powerful things in life, whether it’s for yourself and for others, let’s move just at the right point of common sense, let us dare to leave the beaten path, taking the path less traveled in order to discover new situations really intense, innovative, with some risk, but also with many opportunities.

From here, and as always, the decision about how to act is always in your hands … but let me just suggest you a simple tip: do not take this decision on the basis of common sense.

By Albert Bosch|2014-07-29T00:00:00+00:0029 de July de 2014|Global|3 Comments


  1. Arcadi 25 August, 2014 at 09:40 - Reply

    Tens raó, el sentit comú és MOLT interessant però no quan el que es busca es innovar?
    M’ha agradat!

  2. Rafael Galán 29 July, 2014 at 13:56 - Reply

    Molt fora del “COMÚ” aquest reflexió per una majoría de persones que circulen cada matí com ombras cap a el seu destí.
    Els altres, els que no tenim destí i que l’inventem cada dia el nostre tenim que anar casi sempre fora del “SENTIT COMÚ”.

  3. Pablo 29 July, 2014 at 12:57 - Reply

    Gran reflexión Albert. Si SIEMPRE actuamos según “lo que se espera de nosotros” (el sentido común) nos convertimos en ollas expréss sin válvula de escape. Y como seres únicos y diferenciados cada uno debemos liberar el vapor por algún lado sin hacer daño a nadie. El vapor tiene que salir…y si no sabemos por donde sale acabaremos como ese padre/profesional ejemplar con una doble vida secreta…y poco ejemplar.
    En la sociedad anglosajona (sobre todo en USA) hay menos uniformidad y se permite ser diferente sin que ser visto como un excéntrico.

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