When we were children, it seemed the most common form of feedback revolved around our "use of common sense." When we were younger, it was easy to be foolish because we did not know any better.
As I grow older, there still seems to be this pressure around having common sense; making wise decisions with the right friends and business partners at the right time. More or less, common sense is about risk aversion. However, it seems to me that successful people do not get where they are going using common sense. These people become successful as a result of taking on risks using a little uncommon sense.
Uncommon sense can be defined as "a remarkable or unparalleled capacity to judge practical matters." As left-brained thinking nears the end of its life cycle and right-brained thinking makes a comeback, should we not favor the unfavorable?