Common Sense has gone out of Circulation
This last week I had the fortunate experience to have cuppa with my friend Mick. Whenever we meet, Mick always has many words of wisdom to share and this week was no different. As we sat and reflected on the world we live in, we were amazed at the technology that we have in our hands. In todays world it is easier than ever to communicate with people around the world. With applications like Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Viber we can communicate with and share messages, files and photos like never before. Combined with the the power of communications in our pockets (mobile phones) it has never been easier to connect with other people and stay in touch.
With search engines like Google we can find out information about just about anything in a few seconds. Do you remember when we used to go to the library to do research…. When is the last time you have stepped in the library? Do you remember when you used to have to look up an address and plot a course to get there? Nowadays we can just hit an address in our calendar on the phone and the phone will tell us how to get somewhere.
But with all this technology and all these applications are we really connecting? Are we smarter? Are we more in control of our lives? Well in discussions with Mick, it seems that in some cases we have thrown out the basic principles to living when these technology changes have occurred. It seems that common sense is being applied less and less, as we rely on technology. Or as Mick put it “Common Sense (Cents) has gone out of Circulation”.
I encourage you to reflect on your life and use common sense. Just because we have the power of information at our fingertips, does not mean that we have to stop thinking. Yes some things are easier…. However lets still use our brains and think…
Posted on Saturday, 31 May 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged Business, Common Sense, Communication, Connection, Entrepreneurship, Information, Leadership, Management, Technology, Thinking. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.