Common Sense Day

There’s a famous quote about common sense that goes like this: “If common sense was so common, then why are so many people without it?” And that’s a sentiment that many people share. Common sense seems to be an attribute that’s sorely missing from many people’s decisions nowadays.

Fortunately, someone created a holiday to address the issue, and that holiday is Common Sense Day. Also known as Use Your Common Sense Day, this holiday encourages everyone to inject a little bit more common sense into their daily decisions. It’s a holiday that’s celebrated on November 4th, and one that everyone should try to observe.

Facts About Common Sense – The Pamphlet

Since we’re talking about common sense, we thought it might be appropriate to talk about one of the most famous pamphlets titled “Common Sense,” which was written by Thomas Paine in 1775 and 1776. This 47-page pamphlet advocated independence from Great Britain to the people of the original Thirteen Colonies.

The pamphlet was anonymously published on January 10, 1776, and was widely sold and distributed throughout the colonies. It would become one of the most popular and incendiary pamphlets of the Revolutionary War period.

Observing Common Sense Day

To celebrate this holiday, all one has to do is try to make practical decisions about their day-to-day life. It’s not a day to jump into making hasty decisions or to avoid doing the research before proceeding. It’s also a day on which people can encourage each other to make better decisions. This can be done in person or through the Internet using the hashtag #CommonSenseDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 4 Monday
Next year (2025)
November 4 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
November 4 Saturday
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