What is Common Sense?

Ah, common sense. That mysterious universal knowledge we're all supposedly born with and that we can refer to when making potentially life-and-death decisions.

Of course, the problem with this logic is that it assumes that we have all had precisely the same life experiences, that we've all had the same teaching, the same upbringing, the same exposure to risk...

Which, frankly, is nonsense.

The truth is, there is no such thing as common sense. It's simply unacceptable for bereaved parents to hear they 'should have known’ something, when the truth is they were never taught it. It's a lesson that parents like Michelle and Christian Patterson found out too late.

"We have paid a very high price to get this knowledge."

Michelle, mum of Harry

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What can I do to help?

While we might not believe in 'common sense', we certainly believe in making knowledge common. By sharing personal experiences of accidents, we hope to raise awareness and empower others to make safer choices and, ultimately, put an end to the life-changing devastation accidents cause.

If you, or someone you love, have suffered a serious accident, why not share your experience with us? Even if you're not a confident writer, but have a story you think the world needs to hear, please get in touch. After all, your experience might just save a life.