The Dangers Within ‘Common Sense’…


As Canadians, we have a common sense that has been created by the many generations that have come before us.  Currently, this common sense is portrayed to us through our societal norms and it is expected that we know and engage in the majority of these norms.  With common sense, brings danger as I believe every culture and even every person has a different idea about what their common sense is and what it means to them.  It is not until you look at common sense through a critical lens that you begin to realize just how complex it is.  Only after you take a moment to examine what common sense is and what it means to each person, can you understand why mannerisms and beliefs differ so much from person to person and culture to culture.  Common sense can be a such a dangerous thing because it can so easily be misconstrued and taken out of context.  As an individual, you should take it upon yourself to critically engage in and challenge what common sense is and get a good understanding of what it is to you.  As people, society, and cultures are ever changing, so too should common sense.


About herback

I am a fourth year education student, studying at the University of Regina. I have a major in English and a minor in Inclusive Education. following the completion of my BEd, I will be staying at the University to complete my Inclusive Education certificate. I have hopes in the future to work as an SST to support students with varying abilities.

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