Today majority of the issue is that us as human beings start the race from an unrealistic starting point. We focus on the next move instead of the bigger picture.

This is a real catastrophic way of thinking. Society is composed of many interesting traps. (Honestly, it’s extremely fun to solve them). Most don’t see the traps because they are thinking only about the next move. Thinking only about the next move is a trap on its own.

When starting backwards on the issues that we are trying to solve we have surpassed all the traps that are in the way to solve this particular issue.

What if I asked about the issue of common sense… “which isn’t common”

Most would give me the googled answer of “ is a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by (“common to”) nearly all people and can reasonably be expected of nearly all people without any need for debate.”

I however, believe that without having to google it if starting backwards any person with common sense could answer it.

What people mean when they speak that a man has common sense is uncommon sense. Usually they don’t mean that a man has a narrow small activity that they are actually good at; for example, working out and just sticking to that. What people mean is that they can operate over a broad range of human territory without making any big boners. We have to be good at that, it is extremely important that we are able to do this.

The question that should be asked after becoming aware of this is “HOW DO WE DO THAT?”

Well…. Again start backwards to solve this.

Let me show you the importance of starting backwards.

If I asked you this:

There’s an activity in America that was a one-on-one tournament. Where the national champion became the national champion on two separate occasions sixty-five years apart. Name the activity.

I wonder what you guessed.

I won’t tell you the answer but I will share with you how to start backwards.

  • IT CAN’T BE IN ATHLETICS (at 80 the knees are not the same)
  • IT’S NOT CHESS (there will not be an 80 year old national chess champion)
  • It has to be a game that is almost mastered with enough experience.

To some this answer will take no more then twenty seconds. Others will not be able to figure it out. BUT IF you start backwards you will be able to answer it perfectly.

There are many problems that can be solved in this particular manner if they are just turned around. THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF COMMON SENSE.

A person could basically solve any problem in any area if they first turn them around.

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