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Common Sense Or Logic; What’s More Important ?

What is the difference? And which quality is paramount?

Logic is more of a thought process, using reason based on facts to arrive at a conclusion. Logic can be used to figure out complex ideas where the solution isn’t immediately clear.

Common sense is more ability to view reality. It is looking at something and reaching a conclusion that should be clear to everyone but often isn’t. Most of the time common sense relates to understanding consequences for an action. For example, looking both ways before crossing the street, or not touching a pot of boiling water.

I recently had an appointment with a nurse for a blood test. The lady was quite confused as she couldn’t see on my notes what she was meant to be testing for. So I explained, and basically repeated what the doctor told me to do a couple months ago. As I finished some supplements it was time for my bloods to be checked (as the Dr ordered). So then she searches for notes from about a couple of months ago. Then happily says “I’ve found it!”. Then sighs, followed with “you know, doctors are so clever, but they have absolutely no common sense”. She carries on by saying “They’re supposed to write on the computers exactly what tests they want us to carry out”.

I was quite taken aback by this whole situation as you’d imagine. But just awkwardly laughed it off. All I came for was a blood test and I was amongst all this drama! I couldn’t believe it. And how unprofessional her saying this in front of me was. And it got me thinking, I’ve come across a lot of doctors in my lifetime since I have multiple health conditions. And I’m not going to lie, in my mind I agreed with her.

I’ve rarely come across a doctor who knows they’re medications/conditions but also thinks practically. Most of the time you have to state what you think is wrong with you. Many times, I’ve literally had to search online what I think is wrong with me, and I really slim down all the conditions they show you online, to the most realistic one with the symptoms I have. And nine times out of ten, it’s right. Dr’s on numerous occasions have wrongly diagnosed, given me medication for ‘treatment’ that doesn’t work. Then I have to go back to them, for them to finally catch onto what the actual issue is.

It makes you think, is logic or common sense more important? I think for certain professions it’s very important to have a fair amount of common sense. Logic is crucial for certain jobs, like working in a lab. People can be so intelligent, but once you start to have a well rounded conversation, that’s where the gaps in knowledge show. Simplicity is sometimes underrated.

You know the type of people who don’t know how to do simple things, and they want your help for everything! Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone had a bit of both? Common sense and logic? The best of both worlds!

If someone tries to draw the curtains and they’re just making it come off the little hooks? Or even when someone switches on the iron without it having water in. Or when they try to cook meat which is straight from the freezer. Ughhhhhhh you just feel like saying USE YOUR BRAIN and your common sense!

I think it’d be hard to get through life without any common sense, as that’s one of the important factors of life. It also helps to keep you safe. Logic is equally as important but you don’t need it as much in ordinary everyday life. I’d say having no or very little common sense is hazardous in a way. Let’s say it’s heavily snowing outside and you decide to wear stilettos outside. It shows that you haven’t really thought about the danger that could follow.

But saying that, it’s crucial for doctors to be logical AND have a good amount of common sense. You are responsible for peoples lives and if you don’t act on certain symptoms, even if they don’t have every single sign of an illness, you do have to read between the lines. Sometimes medics have to be more thorough, and not always look through a medical book to guide them as to what to do and the next actions they should take. Imagine a surgeon having no common sense? They’re not operating on me that’s for sure!

If you had to ask me which is more significant, I think common sense just has the edge in life, but what do you think?

Would you trust a doctor that has no common sense? Which quality is more important logic or common sense? Have you had any experiences with people that lack in either department? Comment below!

42 thoughts on “Common Sense Or Logic; What’s More Important ?

  1. Excellent post, Antonia. Perhaps you have heard the phrase that : ” Common sense is not all that common”. People perceive the world differently, and have different aptitudes.
    Physicians need logical, scientific skills, of course, but they also need to be intuitive and empathetic, as they need to treat their patients holistically.
    And, yes, there is confusion in the area of medicine. Therefore, all of us need to be assertive in dealing with physicians , so that all of our questions are answered. Thanks for posting this. 🤗

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    1. You’re so right, I couldn’t have put it better myself!
      Thankyouu for reading and sharing such a knowledgable insight Sally!
      Have a lovely day😊

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  2. I so relate with you little sister. I have Fibromyalgia, Celiacs, Asthma, and Auto Immune Hypo Thyroid. Going to doctors can be so frustrating. I finally have a GP who actually sits and listens and doesn’t rush me.

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    1. Oh wow that’s a lot. I admire your strength! It must be so helpful to have a GP you have faith in, and who doesn’t rush you! It can make all the difference in your treatment.
      Thankyouu so much for reading and sharing your personal insight.
      Have a lovely day😊

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    1. It is useful in many ways! Everyday life in particular!
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a great day😊

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  3. Knowledge creates logic who creates common sense. You see 3 houses, one is built out of straw, the second house is built out of mud and the third house is built out of brick. Which one do you build from ?

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    1. The third house which is built from brick? I hope this isn’t a trick question😂
      Thankyouu for reading and commenting!
      Have a great day😊

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  4. Reblogged this on James Wetu and commented:
    You know the type of people who don’t know how to do simple things, and they want your help for everything! Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone had a bit of both? Common sense and logic? The best of both worlds!

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  5. Like you said ‘common sense is more the ability to view reality’. Nothing can beat that fundamental truth. We exist in reality where logic may fail in real time analysis. I think common sense is configured in our DNA, while logic is learned. My illustration is drawn from the vast and diverse animal kingdom where survival instincts are hinged on common sense: a Lion understands it could be regarded as the king of the jungle yet it would diligently avoid a confrontation with five baboons. That’s common sense at it’s finest and that’s where I’m rooting.

    Excellent Post Antonia, I enjoyed every sentence.

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    1. I love the vivid illustration you painted in my mind! I couldn’t agree more!
      Aww so glad you enjoyed this post!!
      Thankyouu so much for reading and sharing such a wonderful insight!
      Have a lovely day😊😃

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    1. I know exactly what I mean! You need to know where and when to use both.
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day😊

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  6. Each has its thermodynamics, Antonia. Logic, cold and clinical, is nonetheless vital for understanding complex and esoteric situations.

    Common sense is its warmly human counterpart. Best for navigating society’s winding path.

    Neither is superior, as each has its moments. Some situations call for both to be used We have the brains, but do we know how to use them?

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    1. Hahaha, ooh I’m not sure if I want to dare you now!😂🤔
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day 😊

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  7. Excellent train of thought…

    I do not trust or go to doctor’s anymore. They have eight years of medical school training which means they can diagnose, treat, prescribe meds and such but rarely do they address the real cause of an illness or condition which is mainly lifestyle choices!

    Just my opinion based on over 70 years of life experiences and backed up many times by the facts!

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    1. Aww thankyouu so much!
      I honestly have the same opinion you do. I now really do dislike attending the GP’s office and only do if I don’t have any other choice. They wrongly diagnose on countless occasions and I feel like they always make out like you’re making a mountain out of a molehill. It’s just such a negative environment I’m disliking more and more. You know how medical advice is always, ‘don’t hesitate to go the GP if you think it might me nothing, it’s better to get checked out’, or something along those lines. Doctors make you feel like unless you’re having a heart attack, don’t see them. And I’m sure on some occasions when some people have symptoms of a heart attack the Dr fobs them off with paracetamol and says you’re ‘fine’!
      I do not trust them at all anymore, and usually diagnose myself before the Dr catches on, if at all!
      Thankyouu so much for reading and sharing your insight!
      Have a lovely day 😊

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      1. I totally agree! Doctors only seem to treat the symptoms and not the cause! They can’t make money if their patients get well.

        “Doctors put drugs of which they know little into bodies of which they know less for diseases of which they know nothing at all.”

        Voltaire

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      2. It’s all a money making business isn’t it!Some doctors even have business ventures/partnerships with these pharmaceutical companies so the more they sell/prescribe, the more money the doctors can earn. So many dodgy things happen since pharmaceutical drugs are a billion+ pounds industry. And who has the easiest access to that? Doctors🤔. So many things happen that we are unaware of.
        Take the Thalidomide scandal as an example! Doctors knew fully well that it was high risk drug for pregnant women and their babies could have many deformities, but it was kept under-wraps, leaving patients oblivious to the damage awaiting. Who did that benefit? Definitely not us patients!
        Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
        As you can probably tell I’m quite passionate about this topic😂.
        Have a lovely day😊

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      3. Excellent blog…remember that the best doctor, bar none, is the Mind. And the best medicine is lifestyle!

        What to eat, drink, think, do and even do-do. The stomach is our second brain, you know.

        I read somewhere that the average doctor gets anout 60K from big pharma every year!

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      4. Thankyouu!
        That’s incredible information! So enlightening. 60K WOW! And that’s only the average doctor! That’s so insane. Money making business 💵
        Have a great day😃

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this post! Haven’t been feeling my best but maybe it’s winter starting to kick in🥶. Hope you’re well too! Aww thankyouu that means so so much!😊
      Have a lovely day Tom😃

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