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is being book smart better then being street smart

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/12/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jedieglet

Con

i think being street smart is better then being book smart.
Promises

Pro

Being smart is much more important then being street smart. Yes street smart allows you to stay safe but that doesn't always turn out great there are people everywhere who continue to get hurt even though they know how to stay safe. Having book smarts allows us as human beings to make our society and better and more educated people. It helps build up our economy and help us find new and more creative ways to do solve a problem
Debate Round No. 1
jedieglet

Con

yes this is true but on the under hand without street smarts cops would not be able to understand what drug dealers and users are saying. like if someone went up to a a book smart cop that did not have street smarts and yelled i have some good stuff the cop would then presume that he just meant some good thing but not that he had pot on him and was going to or had already had smoked it. this is why street smarts are more important to have.
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Pro

You dont need street smarts to be able to find a hidden meaning behind what anyone says. Book smarts just allow us to have a more developed way of thinking, We would be able to find the deepest meaning in anything anyone said, We would be a much more developed and educated society. Not having book smarts would crush our society into the ground. We as people wouldn't have been able to create medicine to help with sicknesses or antidotes to diseases. We would only know how to run away from those kinds of situations. We wouldn't be able to clean up radiation leaks or oil spills which would in the end kill out the entire human race and every plant and animal. Our planet would die because we wouldn't be able to clean up our messes. Street smarts don't allow us to do that.
Debate Round No. 2
jedieglet

Con

hey now calm down I'm not saying that we don't need book smarts I'm saying that its better to be street smart because some words can have the many meanings hidden so deeply that only people who know what it means will be able to understand it and know what it means.
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Pro

Trust me im not saying street smarts are not important. im just saying that book smarts are needed more then street smarts. yes book smarts wont be able to understand some things that street smarts can but with book smarts we could find better and more efficient ways to keep our country and the world safer then ever thought possible. Street smarts does allow us to have a much more open mind when it comes to none educational matters but we are born with the understanding of both. But encouraging this generation and the next to try to gain a better education and become part of that people that have book smarts with not only open up new ideas to try and more efficient ways of improving out societies but it will also encourage others to try to be better and will encourage them to try to make a diffence.
Debate Round No. 3
jedieglet

Con

now I'm not saying that we should not try to be book smart I'm saying that we should just take more time out of day to learn our street smarts. Book smarts can only get you so far in life before we have to start useing our steet smart. Now you may be mad at me but hey it's true and we all know it. Why do you think polaricans are so good it is because they know how to please the public and they use there street smarts to do that. Principles at schools have to have street smarts so they can tell what kids are saying when they talk in code. Also words are like a double sided sword there are second meanings to a lot of words; you need to have street smarts to know them
Promises

Pro

Promises forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
jedieglet

Con

I guess i win
Promises

Pro

Promises forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 3 years ago
Zarroette
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro argued more general aspects overall, meaning that being book smart would be better in more situations, than opposed to street smart. For example, helping the economy and helping society. Conversely, Con argued far too specific scenarios, such as street smarts being handy for teachers and police, to sufficiently outweigh Pro's arguments. S&G could be more accurate for both debaters. Conduct to Con for Pro's double forfeit.