Don’t spend your whole life working in order to get something that is probably beyond your reach anyway. It’s far better to live in a simple way. If your desires are simple they are easy to satisfy and you will have the time and energy to enjoy the things that matter. That was his recipe for happiness, and it makes a lot of sense.

A little history of philosophy, Nigel Warburton

What does "it makes a lot of sense" mean? I think it means "It is very reasonable" Is it correct?

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    Yes, your interpretation is correct. Commented Dec 25, 2018 at 3:45

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To make sense means to be practical and sensible, or to be easy to understand (Macmillan Dictionary).

I'm inclined to believe that in the context of your passage, "to make sense" is used in its first meaning. So, you are right. To make a lot of sense = to be very reasonable/practical and sensible.

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