Common Sense
Many people think they know what it is, but can't really explain it. Let's change that!


(permanent link) added: 2013-01-16 08:35:57 sponsor: Frank75 edited by: Arivne (last reply: 2014-03-21 09:32:02)

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An explanation first: Apparently this is the old name for the Simple Minded Wisdom trope, but the page is still there - and almost empty.

We shouldn't leave it like that. Now I had the idea to turn it into a Useful Note. What do you think about this?

This would make a good page quote:
"Common sense (which, in truth, very uncommon) is the best sense I know of: abide by it, it will counsel you best. Read and hear, for your amusement, ingenious systems, nice questions subtilly agitated, with all the refinements that warm imaginations suggest; but consider them only as exercitations for the mind, and turn always to settle with common sense." (Letters to His Son, letter 52)
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