What is common sense? B once asked, and I said, ‘Common sense is a sense that is not so common.’
Today when the grownups were having an open conversation over a serious matter and like usual, we include B in the talk. A situation erupts, and in that context, someone quotes – ‘That’s a sheer lack of common sense.’ I then turn to B and ask, ‘What is common sense?’
With utmost diction and finesse B answers, Common sense is a sense that is not so common.
While others in the room were stunned by the answer, it was the right answer at the right time. How else would you explain a young person, when asked -?
Why are people rude without reasoning?
Why do people park in front of no-parking?
Why do people honk at the signal when all they know they can do is wait?
Why do people think everybody’s business is their own & give unsolicited advice?
Why do people hang around the last step on a bus when there is so much space inside?
The never-ending whys’ you cannot reason, with a conscious.