Are you book smart or street smart?

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05 Sep 2007, 6:04 pm

Trail smart.


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05 Sep 2007, 8:47 pm

Decent book smarts, street smarts not so much. As a result people often conclude that I am either very smart or very dumb. At any rate I'm not often perceived as "normal" or "average."



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05 Sep 2007, 8:57 pm

both :)


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07 Sep 2007, 4:17 am

I would say street



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14 Jan 2015, 3:29 pm

I'm definitely book smart. I've read a lot ever since I was a kid and enjoyed learning from them. Of course that was mostly things I wanted to read and learn about like animals and insects and dinosaurs and even plants and what make our bodies tick both physically and mentally.

I'm street smart only because I know what street I live on. And from watching Sesame Street. :)

But I sometimes wish I were more "life-smart" like my mother. She doesn't let a lot of things bother her and just enjoys her life. From what she's told me she was no-nonsense, didn't believe everything authority figures told her, and stayed calm when others were panicking even as a kid. Like when the Catholic school she went to years ago had a priest come to the class and basically tell the kids they were going to hell if they were of a different religion. This made several kids completely horrified but my mom told them not to listen and that they weren't going to hell. And people wonder why I'm not religious. :roll:



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14 Jan 2015, 4:01 pm

I'm street smart, due to the way I was brought up and the enviroment around me



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14 Jan 2015, 5:56 pm

BOTH.













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14 Jan 2015, 7:26 pm

I s#cked in school due to dyslexia & been kind of sheltered due to my various disabilities so I'm neither.


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16 Jan 2015, 4:07 pm

I'd say I was more book smart.

People have told me that while I'm quite intelligent and get good grades in school, I have very little common sense. When it comes to the practical skills of daily life, I'm clueless.

For example: a few months ago when I was on holiday, I actually stepped out on the road just to get in the car, when I could have got in the other side. :?


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16 Jan 2015, 4:12 pm

54together wrote:
I'd say I was more book smart.

People have told me that while I'm quite intelligent and get good grades in school, I have very little common sense. When it comes to the practical skills of daily life, I'm clueless.



This sounds like me. I do well in school, but I have trouble with things like buying things at a store, ordering and receiving my order at a restaurant, etc. I need to be told how to do these things step-by-step.



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16 Jan 2015, 6:23 pm

Book smart by light years. :D


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16 Jan 2015, 6:56 pm

I'm not any of those two things. I have more hearts than brains.


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16 Jan 2015, 7:07 pm

Both. I'm a bony oddball alpha-geek but life in mountains & cities has made me tough as nails. Never met somebody I wouldn't stare down. Ordinarily I'm 85% outgoing but I go all the way down to negative 50 if the situation calls for it. My friend in electrical engineering owns fire nunchucks. Usually I'm a hippie but I reside in a tribe of nerds nobody crosses.


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16 Jan 2015, 8:26 pm

I'd like to think I'm both.

I'm pretty wary of anyone on the streets after being scammed out of £40 in London to access (what we found out later to be) a free toilet. Ugh.



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17 Jan 2015, 3:27 am

Both pretty well I guess