I have written about common sense some time ago. I have stressed that common sense is a single important thing that we need to differentiate whether we are clever or stupid. Even in medicine, the knowledge itself was based on common sense and experience. That's how Hippocrates created the foundation of medicine.
Even in other aspect of our life, common sense is important. If you want to fix a toilet, without any plumbing knowledge, at least you know you need to turn of the main water supply first. Or else..
If you want to fix an electrical appliances, it is a common sense to turn off the power first. Or else..
If you are going shopping, it is a common sense to check you wallet first before you go. Or else..
Everything is about having some degree of common sense. It is lacking in our beloved country Malaysia nowadays. I am hesitate to talk about politics but looking through google news and social media, and even national television, I can certainly detect not less than 90% lack in common sense.
Money flowing into one's pocket, not a big deal said a minister... everyone can accept donation. Even it is 2.6 billion.
Someone exposed a person evil deeds, blame the one who exposed it.
Someone posed a crucial information about something, ask someone else to clarify the information.
Someone clearly a threat to the nation, arrest someone else who speak about saving the nation.
And the list go on...
How lack our common sense are?
It is not very difficult to talk with common sense, just speak out the truth. Not denying the wrong. If someone speak with honesty and a bit of common sense, a small lie would not be so matter.
However, if we speak without it, a small lie would be so obvious.
I am expecting changes in our country now. If possible I want the change to be right now. At this moment. That would not happen. History told us so.
(I have just read my entry years ago when I was a student, I talked about oil price increasing and good price follow that trend. But when the oil price went down, goods price still going up. It is still happening today. I felt like, everything did not change much in our country since 10-15 years ago. When will realise it?)