I still don't know why in English it's called "common" sense, apparently some guy was optimist while calling it that. In my tongue (Italian) it's known as "good" sense.

Anyway, it's the ability to understand things that "are obvious" only to people WITH common sense. This sense is not that "common", look at how many people vote liberal, are communists despite what happened to Russia, and so on. The list is long folks...

Not to be confounded with "intelligence" aka I.Q. A scientists probably doesn't know what the FUCK is going on next door to him and if he sees a green light across a street full of cars he starts crossing.

Common sense alone, when spoken out loud makes people who lack common sense idiots, because for a moment they realize how stupid they really are. "You probably shouldn't have bought that many weed to sell in the street, now the cops busted you". "If you didn't get in the car so drunk you wouldn't have had the crash". And so on.

When people lack common sense they start a process of saying bullshit one after another and will go on forever because they lack insight (this "common sense"). This is known as "philosophy", or as getting out of college to become a musician of some sort and being proud of "not caring about money". When having common sense, little or no thinking ahead are required. You just do what you have to do, what you see is right. If something falls, you pick it up. If there's a problem, you solve it. If something doesn't work, you don't use it ever again.

The whole umanity could be divided between people who have "common sense" and people who don't. They develop in opposites directions, do things the other half thinks it's "stupid".

In my experience common sense is NOT a present from experience or even external influence. Sure it gets better with time, but I've seen too many morons with a decade of moron experience and they still don't get it. Either you're born with it or you're not. Good nice people have communist children. How sad. Go figure...

And common sense does NOT have colours or a fixed ideology. You normally would thing it's a right-conservative thing but I wouldn't have voted retarded bush for the second time. It simply is the right thing to do. Period.

Heavily suggested book: the Art of War by Sun Tzu.
A guy who for many years keeps throwing away his whole salary in less than a week to do lines then has to get dumped by a stupid bitch he calls "girlfriend" to realize what was going on.

Being 23 and still criticizing "capitalism as it exploits the poor".

Any stupid dumbass woman who thinks I ever loved her when she couldn't realize I fucking HATE ignorant people.

People who do heroin.

And so much many more people lacking common sense...
by Poor Sucka February 05, 2007
Top Definition
Common sense is what -I- think others should know.
When you remove the tea kettle from the stove, it's common sense to then turn off the burner.
by Tustar August 08, 2006
1) Something the general populous of Earth lacks.

2) The ability to discern what is right and what is wrong.

3) The ability to discern what is intelligent and what is stupid.
The blaming of obesity on fast-food restaurants and not on people who should know that fatty food makes you fat.
by Metropolitan Grey November 12, 2003
The term should speak for itself. A Sense which SHOULD be common to everyone. Usually refers to any sort of logic that should be obvious to anyone.
It is dangerous to play with sharp objects.

Don't touch the posionous snake.

If you buy a Sega product you are just throwing your money away on something that will not have any new games released for it shortly after its release.
by Sega Slayer March 16, 2004
A mythical force that is supposed to bestow knowledge of the obvious. Unfortunately, humankind has proven, time and time again, that there is no such thing as common sense.
The People v. Common Sense:

Exhibit A-
Common sense should tell people that coffee is a hot drink, and that when spilling it, one should expect it to be hot. Common sense should also tell people that eating fatty foods makes you fat. Still, look at the recent pathetic excuses for "lawsuits" against some fast-food restaurants.

Exhibit B-
Common sense should tell people - even children - that TV shows such as "Power Rangers" are not reality. Two eleven-year-old boys, however, tried to re-enact a scene from the above-mentioned show by burying an eight-year-old boy alive in the ground, thinking he would grow back out. Duuuuh...I don't think it worked...oops!

Exhibit C-
Common sense should tell the Bush administration to take money from people who actually HAVE MONEY TO GIVE, but instead they choose to take it from people who do not have it.

I rest my case.
by misanthropist June 13, 2006
Essentially, common sense is seen as knowledge that most people (except babies and the mentally disabled) should know. This can apply to things affecting all humans, or it can pertain to certain peoples and issues. When someone does something that contradicts common sense, you tend to think, "Dude you are so stupid. Anyone with common sense would have avoided that."
Things that universally defy common sense:
-trying to breathe underwater
-staring into the sun to try to see it
-trying to touch a rainbow
-believing politicians truly care about the people
-telling someone with a bazooka to fuck off
-driving on the wrong side of the freeway
-being a hypocrite
-poking any dangerous creature
by MissCaliBrownie April 07, 2010
1) Putting the pieces together using the knowledge that one already has. Usually obtained by having actual life experiences, as opposed to sitting at a desk of in front of a textbook all day.

The only type of knowledge in life that is truly useful over 99% of the time.
1) Jimmy spent eight years at his desk getting his advanced degree in mechanical engineering. He was hired happily straight out of college making $105,000 a year, but ultimately failed at even the simplest of automotive tasks, since he lacks the common sense to so much as change his oil.

It also took him 45 minutes to find the entrance on the hooker he hired on a lonely Friday night.
by the way, do you like dags? September 26, 2008
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