Good news is no news; a long list of sound advice, rarely followed. To the inpatient, and we are all impatient, most wise statements appear to be “common places”  and so they are, as they carry obvious common sense. They say something basic, elementary, trivial, old-time and worn-out. Something you have learned in kindergarten.
 Originally, “common place” meant an important issue of life, on which all normal people would agree, being for this reason shared, understood by all and convincing by itself. The despisers of rhetoric perverted this intelligent meaning into “something common and boring, uninteresting to consider”.
 Kekes, J. (1983). “Wisdom”, American Philosophical Quarterly 20: 277-286