In such a situation, what do sensible people do?
Emma is a sensible person who likes to read the end of a story to decide if she should bother reading the entire book - if she doesn't like the ending, she figures, why read it at all?
And this is likely to encourage sensible treatment decisions, and also lifestyle decisions, so that people can make the best of what might be limited time.
Meanwhile the big publishers and the big retailers probably won't disappear, any more than the local supermarket will close if a few sensible people go to the farmers' market.
And even if it did, our mind's ability to perceive what is sensible would not necessarily be accurate.
Marrying the two in a mutually beneficial collaboration seems a sensible solution and unlike most marriages, it needn't be expensive.
Next she will be saying she is sensible and sane.
I felt like a 29 year old kid in a rather sensible sweet shop, buying all the things I've wanted for weeks but done without.
But even if this is true, it's still sensible and prudent not to base our plans on the rosiest of possible outcomes.
But a classic is a classic, and it remains a thoroughly sensible , practical and useful book.