Today’s Gem of Gratitude #55


Today I am thankful for common sense. The dictionary defines “common sense” as “good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.” Having intelligence is important and it certainly can take a person far in life. But a person who possesses and utilizes common sense will, in many instances, live a life that is more successful.

Of course, ideally, a person will possess both, and it appears that most people do. However, the level of each tends to be different – either a person has more common sense than intelligence or vice versa. The good thing about common sense, though, is that it can be acquired, whereas intelligence appears to be more innate.

The fact that common sense can be acquired and that it is up to each person to make the decision to actively obtain more common sense lends itself to the idea that the amount of common sense that a person possesses can shed a little light on their character, whether good or bad. By no means am I saying that this theory is conclusive, but I do believe that it is plausible. Either way it certainly is food for thought. #lovebythedrop

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