book smart or street smart?

United States
December 3, 2006 11:31am CST
Do you consider yourself to be book smart, street smart or both? I think Im both. My sister is only book smart and another sister is pretty much just street smart. Which are you? Do you think one or the other is bad?
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@shobejen (645)
• Philippines
3 Dec 06
i admit i'm not a street smart, i can say i'm a book smart based from the grades i got from school but when it comes to real life common sense, don't rely on me, i kinda suck... hehe
• United States
3 Dec 06
at least you only kinda suck :P hehe just kidding. Well my sister really sucks are it so dont feel bad. Dont be afraid to experience life, and dont be afraid to just go with the flow. I think thats her problem. She trys to get all the answers from books, sometimes there just isnt an answer to be found. Ive learned that and I try to teach her that. :]
• India
6 Dec 06
I THINK STREET SMART IS MORE BETTER....ALWAYS BE PRACTICAL IN UR LIFE ..
• India
6 Dec 06
I THINK STREET SMART IS MORE BETTER....ALWAYS BE PRACTICAL IN UR LIFE ..
• United States
6 Dec 06
I try to be a little bit of both. I would have to consider myself a little bit more street smart than book smart though.
• United States
6 Dec 06
I think that I am both. If I could only be one or the other I would prefer to be street smart as it is easier to deal with everyday life that way. My husband is street smart, he doesn't always have the right words to say, but he gets things done.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I am a little bit of both....but mainly book smart. My mother used to insult my by telling me that I was book smart but had no common sense. But what she was referring to as having common sense meant street smart. That is mainly because street smarts come from experience. One does not gain experience on street smarts if one always has one's nose in a book. But with my age, I have gained experience and would say that I have gained street smarts or common sense when referring to my mother's terms. (I never lacked common sense, she was just a bad mother.) But I am sure that there are many out there that would have more street smarts than I.
@cam3leon (427)
• Romania
3 Dec 06
it depends how would u like to make your future ...good money but many problems around = street smart .... booksmart many ways for make a decent living ..low ways to make good money but not to much problems...that depends on how much of each u have
• Singapore
3 Dec 06
i consider myself to be more of the street smart than book smart. but my studies are okay as far as it goes, not too shabby; all of my grades fall within the B and A category. if i were to choose though, i'd prefer book smart when i'm younger and eventually turn street smart when i'm working. :P