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Book smarts or street smarts?

Which is more useful in overall life situations? Please don't respond with "it depends on your lifestyle" or "it depends on your job". Those are cop outs!!

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truthteller0722

Asked by truthteller0722 at 11:16 PM on Jul. 29, 2010 in Relationships

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  • Book smarts.
    momjoy1027

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 11:19 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I'm a firm believer that street smarts are always more useful.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:19 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • Street Smarts. Which I feel is acquired through real life experiences. Being street smart means you can relate to many people, places and things.

    Those who profess to be book smart, are only smart in theory, and have not actually tried applying their knowledge in the real world.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:20 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I agree w street smarts-you basically learn all you need to get by in life and then some. I think too a lot of common sense you get w street smarts.
    nappeal

    Answer by nappeal at 11:20 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • i perfer to have both. you need street smarts when dealing with other people and there motives, and you need book smarts to make it through school, college, and work.
    PURPULbutterfly

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 11:22 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • Street to survive...and book to wow!!!
    mekarevell

    Answer by mekarevell at 11:23 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • I think it is better to be street smart. I agree with what nappeal said regarding common sense. They kind of go hand in hand.
    Codysmom2106

    Answer by Codysmom2106 at 11:25 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • A bit of both, but being street smart taking the lead...
    gmasboy

    Answer by gmasboy at 11:28 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • Street smarts!!! I know many people with PhD's and I would NOT want to be in an emergency with them because they have NO common sense whatsoever. It was scary just how they couldn't handle or understand a lot of what their kids were doing was normal.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:28 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

  • Definately street smarts.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 11:31 PM on Jul. 29, 2010

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