Use Your Common Sense Day is celebrated every year on November 4th. Of course, this does not mean that it is not necessary to use common sense for the remaining days of the year, but on this day it is necessary to pay special attention to this quality important for life. Scientists call common sense knowledge about simple things and the ability to apply them in life. For example, we know that you can’t put metal in the microwave, you can’t take connected electrical appliances with wet hands.
Use Your Common Sense Day is celebrated on the birthday of Will Rogers, who said that common sense doesn’t seem to be that common. That is why it is so important, everyone to remind themselves that common sense is important, it must be used in order to avoid undesirable consequences and dangers. Unfortunately, in the era of social networks, it seems that many people simply forgot about the existence of such a quality. Today they are even considering an initiative to include in the school curriculum a subject that would teach common sense.
For the first time, Aristotle spoke about common sense, he described it as follows – the ability of animals and people to process the flow of information, memories, imagination and move on to different judgments. He believed that only people have rational thinking, this is what takes them beyond common sense.
- Rene Descartes argued that all people have the same and sufficient amount of common sense, but not everyone is able to apply it correctly.
- During the Enlightenment, the term “common sense” was used to express approval and good taste in a person.
- Today, common sense is the basic level of knowledge that is necessary to live safely, intelligently.
- The author of the holiday – Bud Bilanich – motivational speaker, writer, blogger, he has written 19 books on how to succeed and why common sense is needed for this.
How to celebrate
Devote time to introspection, remember the events of the past, look at them from a different angle and think about where you made mistakes, how you could have avoided them. This will help you make smarter, wiser decisions in the future. If you made a mistake, a stupid mistake, just laugh at it, dismiss it and continue to live on, but be sure to work on the mistakes in order to prevent such a mistake in the future. Organize a common sense party – pick up funny memes about people’s stupid mistakes, discuss with friends how you could avoid them.
When is Use Your Common Sense Day celebrated in 2022?
Use Your Common Sense Day is observed on November 4 each year.