Many people think they know what it is, but can't really explain it. Let's change that!
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)
Hello, Unknown Troper. You'll need to get known to lend a hand here.