would you explain this quote for me please :

"common sense isn't always common practice".- Stephen Covey

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    Have you tried looking up "sense" and "practice" in dictionaries? If dictionaries don't help, please explain why. Aug 21, 2017 at 9:44

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Common sense means "good sense and sound judgement in practical matters."

It is the logical answer to something, which doesn't take any expertise to know.

Common practice is the generally accepted way of doing something, or the most widely used option.

It is what the majority of people do in a situation.

"common sense isn't always common practice"

The literal meaning of this, therefore, is "The logical answer isn't always what most people do."

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