“Use Your Common Sense Day” is observed on 4 November annually. This day is celebrated worldwide with a focus on the importance of common sense used in our daily life.
|Significance:||Encourages people to use their common sense and promotes the use of common sense in daily lives|
|When Celebrated:||November 4|
|Celebrations:||Performing fun activities that involve the use of the common sense|
|Holiday Type:||Fun – Awareness|
|Founded By:||Bud Bilanich|
Who Created Common Sense Day?
Common Sense Day was created by Bud Bilanich who is a career mentor, leadership consultant, motivational speaker, author, and influential blogger. He helps his clients lead a successful life by telling them how to apply their common sense and is often recognized as “The Common Sense Guy.”
Bud Bilanich allocated the 4 November as Use Your Common Sense Day. The reason behind this date is the birthday of Will Rogers, who was born on 4 November. Will Rogers’s famous line “Common Sense Ain’t That Common” is the backstory of Use Your Common Sense Day.
The reason Bud Bilanich proposed for this day is to make people believe in the power of applied common sense.
Bud Bilanich says:
“Common sense is a powerful tool to make our everyday life very easy. There is always a better and simple way to do the trickiest of tasks. The purpose of Use Your Common Sense Day is to realize that there are always multiple ways to do a task, and then there is a simple way that is only achieved with applied common sense”.Bud Bilanich – founder of Common Sense Day
Use Your Common Sense Day is observed annually on 4 November.
The need to celebrate Use Your Common Sense Day is simple; aware people of the use of common sense and encourage people to use their common sense.
In our daily life, it is very common observance that all of us fail at using common sense. There are many stupid examples of the failure of using our common sense. Most of the time, it is just our thinking that leads us to do a stupid thing.
Further, to sharpen your utilization of presence of mind, celebrate this day to recognize your stupid failures of using common sense.
How To Celebrate “Use Your Common Sense Day”?
You can celebrate this day by looking for activities that encourage you to use your common sense. Although it is a very simple-looking task, Will Rogers said it for some good reasons that “Common Sense Ain’t That Common.”
Invite Your Friends And Give Them A Simple Task That Needs The Use Of Common Sense
On this year’s Use Your Common Sense Day, you can invite your friends to your house and give them a task that requires the use of common sense. This is a fun way to explain the use of common sense. Turn by turn; everyone will try to do the task and see if anyone uses their common sense or not. This can explain to everyone the need for common sense use in our everyday life.
Share Story Of Common Sense Use
Another fun and interesting thing you can do is to share a story where you used your common sense and did the task simply. Everyone in your class or workplace will share their stories of the use of common sense. This simple and fun activity can explain the importance of the use of common sense.
Share Common Sense Quotes On Social Media
On November 4, you can share Use Your Common Sense quotes with hashtag #UseYourCommonSense on social media. Here are some top inspiration quotes:
- “Common sense is not so common.” ― Voltaire
- “Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.” ― Samuel Taylor
- “Common sense is what tells us the earth is flat.” ― Stuart Chase
- “Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.” ― Rene Descartes
- “Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.” ― Victor Hugo