National Use Your Common Sense Day is celebrated on November 4 of every year. National Use Your Common Sense Day celebrates the birthday of Will Rogers, who remarked, “Common sense ain’t all that common.” He was a witty self-made gentleman whose simple wisdom still resonates today.
“Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.” – Rene Descartes
History of National Use Your Common Sense Day
Bud Bilanich, a career mentor with a reputation for focusing on being “The Common Sense Guy” created the National Use Your Common Sense Day. He’s been starred in some of the most leading TV stations and magazines, and he has written 19 books that highlight how to succeed in your life, and how the application of common sense is vital to that success. The concept of common sense was codified by Aristotle when he described the raw study of the animal mind of the five distinct sense perceptions. Then it was carried forward in the Roman interpretation which represents the concept of ideas and perceptions of the ordinary man. Within the long and twisty development and many future interpretations, common sense has come to be the knowledge of simple, sensible things. Like not placing your iPhone in the microwave to recharge it.
Other celebrations on November 4
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How to Celebrate the Day
The best way to celebrate Use Your Common Sense Day is by simply doing what’s on the tin. Simply, use your common sense. Take a little more time to pause and consider your decisions before acting under pressure. Share your thoughts about National Use Your Common Sense Day on social media by using the hashtag #UseYourCommonSenseDay.
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