Into the Wild

What is the difference between intelligence and common sense? How does McCandless fit into each category?

Chapters 7-8, into the wild

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Chris was a paradox. He was both intelligent yet lacked the common sense. He was well read and able to converse on any number of topics. At the same time he ventured into the Alaskan wilds in cheap boots and a t-shirt. I suppose this is one of the reasons Chris resonates with so many people.