Common Sense is not so common.
That's why I created My "Make Sense"
Journal for a Sensical
Society. It's a place, a process, and an exercise, where I work
through simple and complex issues and try to ‘make sense’ of things... for a better world for
What is a Sensical Society? It's a
society that makes sense. It's a happy, healthy, robust, and resilient society for
all concerned. It's a society that seriously
prepares us for any challenges that may come our way. It's a place
where we use logic, do research, question everything, experiment, work
with others, honor our instincts, make up our own mind, but
always keep an open mind. It's a society where the core community values are:
- make sense for the common good
- be as locally self-reliant as
- protect public
health & the planet
- actively engage in civic affairs
too long we’ve been told to 'make money', not sense. We’ve stopped
thinking for ourselves and questioning what's going on. Instead, we have
trusted in authority figures and institutions to advise and guide us. But,
that hasn't worked. We have sold out our personal, local, and national
integrity to big money interests, and now we are so dependent on
imported goods and services, that we've sacrificed our jobs, our freedom,
and our happiness in the process.
It's time to face facts and change course. We need to take charge of our
lives and our communities, so that we can not only survive, but thrive.
That's why I began My
"Make Sense" Journal. It's my effort (after living 70 years on this
planet), to help others (and myself)
sort out what makes sense and what does not, for the benefit of everyone. This is
a living document - a work always in progress. Some issues are
pretty straightforward, while others have no easy answers. But I keep
I hope My "Make Sense" Journal inspires you to keep trying as
well, which is why you're invited to visit this website, join our
Meetup, and create a 'Make Sense Journal' of your own.
No one has all the answers. It takes a community-wide effort to support
a Sensical Society.
Meetup includes local civic
meetings in Philadelphia, as well as meetups to discuss issues and learn
more about local self-reliance and other "Sensical" subjects.
let’s get started. First, go to the
Basics link on the right. It’s where I offer some ‘common sense’
ways to build a solid foundation for your own life. Below
that is the
Issues link to a wide variety of
subjects that I've researched and thought about for many years. I'll be
editing and/or adding more thoughts to that list as time goes by. Below that are links
to several of my websites and meetups, some of which I've had for many years.
Life is a endless learning
process in which we must wisely and actively engage if we are to live
in a happy, healthy, robust, and resilient society. Let's do our
part to 'make sense' for a Sensical Society!
Lynn Landes, Founder