As a layman, i can calculate approx "displacement" just by observing the moving object. And accurately by using a simple "scale". Similarly, again, I can calculate angle from origin by using displacement in $x$ and $y$ dimensions. Similarly I can use a stopwatch and scale to understand velocity.
But when I read about force, first of all it confuses with the english word "force", we use in real life. To some extent I am sure, it has nothing to do with that. So exactly what is it in the real sense. How can a layman, see force as, just like he can see displacement or angle? Or force is just a quantity defined by physicists to simplify the combinations of $ma$, they might be facing every time. And thus came up with term "force" ( which is similar in spelling to english word in oxford dictionary). And lastly, why not force has just been called as something proportional to mass and it's displacement or velocity. Why something at the level of change of velocity has been used to define it.