Is there a general consensus on what 'common' sense is?
Apparently knowing how to do the laundry = common sense. :-P
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Common sense is something you learn in order to be accepted within a society and even survive. It's the ability to analyze consequences without using a complex thought process.
Example 1: It's common sense to wear clothes when going outside.
-We aren't born knowing that clothes are necessary, but as we grow up, we learn that the consequences of going nude are not worth the risk. Rather than think about it every single morning, you put on clothes as part of your daily routine.
"Uncommon" sense is more about having learned a niche that not everyone in society understands.
Example 2: He has a strange knack for managing his finances.
-Nobody is born knowing how to manage their money, and not everyone will learn. Therefore, the ability to manage finances is "uncommon" sense.3