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  1. Many people know a wonderful thing from Einstein: “Common sense is a set of prejudices accumulated up to 20 years” (or something like that).

    In essence, common sense is a set of sufficiently adaptive ideas and mental attitudes about how the world and people work, obtained from life experience and allowing you to live and function normally, talking sensibly about what is happening around you.

    The key is “living normally”; many common-sense ideas are quite intuitive and usually not supported by strong rational arguments. We just understand that “this is usually the case, so it's worth doing this way.” And everything.

  2. I prefer the following definition of this concept:

    common sense is a judgment devoid of emotional bias and intellectual sophistication.

  3. It seems to me that this is a kind of intuition that comes from education and cultural norms. Common sense allows you to build hypotheses about certain events and phenomena, as well as adequately respond to what is happening around you. Common sense will not allow me to steal yogurt from the store, because I understand that I grew up in a culture that opposes this, common sense will not allow me to throw money in response to an unfamiliar text message, because I have an education and experience that helps me conclude that I am a fraudster. Etc. etc.

  4. Common sense is conclusions based on reliable information that take into account reality as much as possible.

    The concept arose due to the fact that the human brain tends to make decisions based on intuition. And it is known that it does not always work correctly.

    See the concept of “Cognitive biases”.

    So conclusions based on reliable information and cleared of cognitive distortions can be considered common sense.

  5. Hello.

    We often talk about different things. Somewhere it is philosophy at the academic level, somewhere everyday reasoning at the everyday level.

    In any case, a person is guided by some basic knowledge and rules that cannot be violated. For everyone, these initial things are different. People understand each other better when the fields of these initial assumptions and rules intersect over a sufficiently large space, and it is better when they coincide. But this is already an ideal. This usually doesn't happen.

    These are the basic things that a person accepts on faith and considers to be unquestionable truths, and make up his common sense (in my opinion). Why did they start talking about common sense when the theory of relativity appeared? Yes, because the sameness of the passage of time in all reference systems for most people is absolutely true. If you are traveling on a bus and it has taken you a minute (relatively speaking) less time than the one who is standing at the bus stop, for many people this is absurd. This is precisely in connection with the initial assumption of the same time flow in all systems, both mobile and stationary.

    It is as natural and proper for a pagan to repay good for good and evil for evil as it is for the sun to rise in the east and set in the west. Therefore, he takes Christianity with the love of enemies preached there in hostility.

    Common sense is very necessary for a person. It is like an anchor that keeps you from wobbling on the waves of everyday storms. But still, even in our initial assumptions, we can err, not be perfect. A person develops and common sense develops with him.

    Have a good journey in life!

  6. This is a decision that is not distorted by the forces of evil. The forces of evil can defile the mind, can defile the senses. Such a mind and feelings cannot be called healthy. The forces of evil cannot defile the conscience, but they can stifle its voice. Here is the voice of conscience closest to common sense.

  7. This is the ability to observe, recognize and state facts, building them into a chain of causal relationships, clearing them of emotions, prejudices, and belief in something. This is a comparison of observed facts and their statement, with a logical conclusion, without the desire to prove anything concrete. On the other hand, it is emotionless moderation. It is worth saying that common sense is appropriate only where there is a specific task, goal. In itself, it is only an instrument of some kind of achievement and observance of order, moderation, prudence and conclusions.

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