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Common sense describes a native knack for reason and sound judgment. It combines thoughtful consideration with accumulated experience. The concept of common sense suggests that people have a body of shared, unwritten knowledge that allow us to function successfully even in the absence of formal advisers or education.
When we access our common sense, we find a trove of valuable practical information that helps guide our choices and actions. Common sense answers aren't always right answers, but usually common sense serves the common good.