Common Sense In Today’s World

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by: Gary Wonning

Common Sense

I think there is sort of a “universal” common sense, in other words, events evolve according to a natural order, certain rules apply that cannot be changed, IE , live life by a set of high ethical standards and your life normally will be better than if you live a life filled with drugs, illicit sex, and otherwise bad behavior. Develop a good economic policy either on a personal or national level and financial rewards will come to pass. Break these universal laws and disaster awaits.

However, on an individual basis, we each live in our own world, a world unlike anyone else. This uniqueness places you at a different perspective than anyone else on the planet. An entirely different perspective than even the person sitting closest to you would have.

Strange as it may seem, two people sitting next to each other will often times view the exact same event differently, and see two entirely different realities. This fact then should make sense to you that we each have an inner world specific only to one self? Each person has a unique perspective, based on life experiences, with which to view life.

photo of the Cozumel beach

The beach at Cozumel

If this doesn’t make sense to you, then it is time to review the common sense perspective, which states that no one can have more authority on what is right for you, then you! We often have the perspective that the most important answers to life’s questions come from outside ourselves. This is an erroneous assumption, because of our personal perspective, experience, and desires, only we know the best path to pursue.

This doesn’t say that we shouldn’t look to others for advice, which is healthy, we should always consider the thoughts of others in making a decision, however the final answer always comes from within.

photo fo two people, a child and an adult looking at a sunset over the ocean

Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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