In case you haven't noticed, the political climate in the United States is downright depressing and embarrassing. With the Affordable Care Act underway, a steady stream of misinformation and political rhetoric abounds. Many preventative services including mammograms, pap smears, vaccine and cancer screening tests will be available for free, Americans will finally be able to purchase health care that is actually affordable despite pre-existing conditions.
But while approval ratings for all sides of the aisle continue to plummet, there is one special occasion that should be dedicated to politicians and pundits across the nation! Nov. 4 is Use Your Common Sense Day, a trait many of our elected officials seem to lack these days!
Common sense is something most of us have although we don't always use. Merriam-Webster defines it as "the ability to think and behave in a reasonable way and to make good decisions." Common sense not only helps us in our personal life and careers, it also helps keep us safe.
This annual "holiday" was created by motivational speaker and author, Bud Bilanich, in an effort to encourage folks to use their common sense in all walks of life. Touted as "The Common Sense Guy," Bilanich selected Nov. 4 because it commemorates a birthday of one of America's most famous humorist and sensible guy, Will Rogers.
Nov. 4 is also National Candy Day! Sweet!