Jason Seiden » Blog Archive » Q: What is common sense? How does it differ from conventional wisdom?
I'm actually a big proponent of common sense... it's conventional wisdom that I'm not a fan of. I defined my view of the two--and how I think they differ--on my blog last year.
Bottom line: common sense is the ability to rise above human frailty when considering a situation; conventional wisdom is to see the same situation through the lens of our imperfect human condition.