We’ve started a new Facebook page called It’s Just Plain Common Sense. This cause is to be an alarm clock; awakening people to thinking for a change; connecting the dots. So many challenges can be overcome by ourselves if we just take the time to think things through and perhaps do a little research. Most importantly, don’t give up. With enough practice you begin to build the common sense muscle. You will easily find your answers within.
1. Common sense is a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by (“common to”) nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for debate. The everyday understanding of what common sense is derives from philosophical discussion, involving several western European languages….. “good sense” is sometimes seen as equivalent to “common sense”, and sometimes not. – Wikipedia
2. good sense and sound judgment in practical matters. synonyms: good sense, sense, native wit, sensibleness, judgment, levelheadedness, prudence, discernment, canniness, astuteness, shrewdness, wisdom, insight, perception, perspicacity
3. Common sense, defined as “sound judgment derived from experience rather than study,” is one of the most revered qualities in America. It evokes images of early and simpler times in which industrious men and women built our country into what it is today. People with common sense are seen as reasonable, down to earth, reliable, and practical. – “The Power of Prime”, The cluttered mind uncluttered – by Jim Taylor, Ph.D.
4. the ability to think and behave in a reasonable way and to make good decisions – Merriam-Webster
Synonyms: discreetness, discretion, gumption [chiefly dialect], horse sense, levelheadedness, nous [chiefly British], policy, prudence, sense, sensibleness, wisdom, wit
Related Words: street smarts; farsightedness, forehandedness, foresight, foresightedness, forethoughtfulness, judgment (or judgement); brains, gray matter, intelligence; logicality, logicalness, practicality, rationality, rationalness; discernment, discrimination, insight, sagacity, sapience; acumen, astuteness, clearheadedness, keenness, penetration, perspicacity, shrewdness; care, caution, circumspection, precaution, premeditation