Use Your Common Sense Day
When is Use Your Common Sense Day? This holiday is always observed on November 4
It is important that you think before you act today. Why, you ask!? Because today is Use Your Common Sense Day, a November 4 holiday. You can’t use it if you act without thinking. It only stands to reason, that a little common sense can avoid many problems and disasters.
There is a long history of failures and disasters because people simply failed to use good judgement and failed to think before they spoke or acted. Have you ever seen someone charge into a situation, acting like the proverbial ” bull in a china shop”? With a little common sense, this would not happen. That leads us to the old saying “you can lead a thirsty horse to water, but you can’t make him drink (another example of common sense, or lack thereof).
In today’s world of “fake news”, it is even more important to use your brain, think logically, and come to your own conclusions. You can’t believe everything you hear and read in the news and editorial media. And, social media outlets are filled with this fake news. So, using your brain to formulate your own thoughts and opinions only makes common sense, right!?
It is oh so easy to celebrate and participate in Use Your Common Sense Day. All you have to do is stop for a moment and use your head before proceeding with whatever you are going to say or do. It’s as easy as that.
How to Celebrate Use Your Common Sense Day
This day is not a call to action. It is not encouraging to take a proactive role in anything. Rather, the essence of this day is to encourage you to use your head.
- First and foremost, use your head before you speak or act.
- Question things you hear and see.
- Formulate your own thoughts and opinions.
- Don’t believe everything you on the news and on social media.
- Keep a level head.
“Common sense would suggest that having ability, like being smart, inspires confidence. It does, but only while the going is easy. The deciding factor in life is how you handle setbacks and challenges. People with a growth mindset welcome setbacks with open arms.” – – Travis Bradberry
History and Origin of Use Your Common Sense Day
Bud Bilanich, a career mentor focusing on being the “common sense guy”, is credited with creating this special day. Bilanich believes strongly in the power of applied common sense (which makes perfect sense to me). Bilianich selected this date, as it is Will Rogers’s birthday. A famous saying of Will Rogers was “Common sense ain’t that common.” — – ain’t that the truth!?
There is very little information on the creation of Use Your Common Sense Day. It appears to have begun somewhere between 2010 – 2015.
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