I’m Sorry — Common Sense Is No Longer Common

If You’re Using Common Sense You’re in the Minority

Tom Egelhoff
3 min readApr 22, 2022


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As kids our parents always said, “Use your common sense.” As if we were somehow born with it.

“If your friends jumped off the cliff, — would you?” If your standard is the movie “Jackass” then yes, you probably would.

The question of today’s sobor society is whatever happened to common sense? Common sense by any reasonable standard no longer exists.

What’s the Definition of Common Sense?

The short answer in my opinion is who are you and where are you?

Is it common sense to skydive? Race cars at over 200 mph? Challenge a 300 lb. football player? Climb Mt. Everest? Start a fight with Mike Tyson on an airplane?

Doing things that can kill you?

To the people who do those things — it’s normal behavior. But what about the rest of society?

Society No Longer Thinks Rationally

We scratch our heads at things society is accepting as common sense today. For Example.

In 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has called for men’s restrooms to include tampons in order to prevent discrimination against “every person who menstruates.”

Well Michigan State and Cornell thought this was such a good use of funds the board passed it unanimously.

The products at Cornell are referred to by the imaginary word “Mxnstrual” to describe menstrual products was because the real word “menstrual” being deemed a “gendered term.”

And no one wants more “gendered terms.”

What male on this planet would be offended by the lack of feminine hygiene products in their bathrooms?

Big Foot would be easier to find than that guy.

Has this made it to the Supreme Court yet? The injustice! Period Diversity Lives at Cornell.

Are there condoms in the women’s bathrooms? That would a perfect example of common sense.

Some Final Thoughts on Uncommon Common Sense



Tom Egelhoff

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