Have you noticed how uncommon common sense is? People often make mistakes that seem completely reckless, simply because they don't use any common sense.
The most common thing about common sense is how it's so commonly ignored.
Sometimes we ignore common sense because it seems cliche. But ignoring it doesn't make it less true. For example, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. That seems sensible enough, and yet how many times do people go forward with a scam or a lie because they want to believe that they just can't lose. Guess what? Everybody can lose, especially if we disregard common sense.
"The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense."
-- Thomas A. Edison
Mr. Edison accomplished a few things in his day, so when he values common sense, I think it makes sense.
How about you?
-- Doug Smith