15 People Share Things That Should Be Common Sense (But Apparently Aren't)

List Rules
Vote up the most obvious things that should be common sense.

You've probably heard the saying "common sense isn't so common anymore." But was it ever common? These Redditors are sharing things that should be common sense but tend to be pretty rare. If you're curious whether you know all the things everyone should understand, then check out this list of things that should be common sense and vote up the best ones.


  • 1
    16 VOTES

    Be On Time

    From Redditor u/SlightlyStable:

    Please be on time. When you are late you are saying to people that your time is more valuable than theirs. It's not.

    16 votes
  • 2
    7 VOTES

    When Driving, Safety Should Be More Valuable Than Courtesy

    From Redditor u/scabbycakes:

    It's better to drive in a predictable manner rather than be courteous.

    For example, don't stop unexpectedly in traffic because someone wants to pull out of a parking lot onto the road in front of you. They can wait.

    Pretty simple stuff, but people seem to value courtesy over safety, which doesn't make any sense.

    7 votes
  • 3
    7 VOTES

    The Person Leaving The Elevator Has The Right Of the Way

    From Redditor u/PastelFlamingo150:

    The person leaving the elevator, subway, etc., has the right of way. Letting them out first creates the space you will occupy.

    7 votes
  • 4
    7 VOTES

    Put Your Phone Away In A Movie Theater

    From Redditor u/SAYStheASIAN:

    It's not that hard to keep your cellphone in your pocket in the movie theater.

    7 votes
  • 5
    6 VOTES

    Pay Your Bills Before You Go Clubbing

    From Redditor u/triste_est:

    First pay your bills, loan payments, and taxes. Then allocate some money for food, any medicine you use, and general household supplies (especially important when you live in a country where you get paid once a month). For that, you should keep tabs on how much you actually spend each week. Then put some (not much, but some) money into an emergency fund. Your dishwasher isn't going to give you a 30-day-notice before leaking all over your kitchen floor.

    And THEN go clubbing, buy new shoes, or purchase a new game. Only then. Not before.

    Sadly, many people have no idea how to manage their funds and they end up broke, up to their necks in debt. Should be common sense, but it's not.

    6 votes
  • 6
    6 VOTES

    Check The Source Before Sharing Posts On Social Media

    From Redditor u/Eleutheria6:

    Do not re-share anything on social media without verifying the source and checking whether it is a hoax.

    Google is always your best friend.

    6 votes