I’ve been starting to see this a lot lately. Someone offers a piece of advice, and it gets shot down because it’s too much of good ol’ common sense. Instead of going off on a tirade, here’s a thing to consider. A lot of advise is really sensible when explained properly(surprise!), so it’s easy to shoot it down as common sense. But even if it is 100% common sense, how much of it do you really follow?
The next time you read a piece of advice that you feel is just common sense.. ask yourself: Do I Truly Follow And Live By This?
Interpret It As A Reminder
I found that a lot of the time the answer was no. Common sense isn’t all that common. I guess being aware of it is common, but actually staying true to common sense isn’t that common. And sure, sometimes you’ll come across something that’s bland and uninspiring, or you feel like you’ve read it many times before, just take it as a reminder. That’s how I feel every time I read about not putting yourself down, or taking action, or other subjects that tend to come up a lot on the blogs that I read.. they’re reminders… not a reason to get upset, angry or disappointed.
For that matter, this whole post might be more common sense than not, but apparently a lot of people have forgotten. How do you feel about common sensical advice? Does it annoy you, or do you interpret it as a reminder, or react in a completely different way entirely? (leave a comment)
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