Common Sense

Five percent of people think; 10% of people think they think, and the other 85% would rather die than think. (Thomas Edison, inventor)

Today’s news, with its reports of bad judgment calls and evil actions, might make one wonder whatever happened to common sense. Have we lost the ability to think and reason? Or, as Edison suggests, is it just that we don’t use our brains; we live on feelings and preferences rather than sound judgment. What a shame!

Wise people think before they act (Proverbs 13:16). There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking (Proverbs 29:20)