Book Smart or Street Smart?
Two Sides of the Same Coin
It’s Back to School time once again! But while we are focused on school learning and book smarts, we may be overlooking other essential life skills like street smarts. Academic education and common sense life lessons are two sides of the same coin. In our consumer-driven society, it is important for children and adults to become literate in both!
Back to school means the return to structured lessons in reading, writing, math, and homework assignments. And, no one can deny the importance of an academic education; however, isn’t the importance of street smarts or common sense reasoning skills just as important?
In his book, Street Smart Kids: Common Sense for the Real World, author Gordon Myers claims that
“people with street smarts have developed a keen sense of situational awareness that has afforded them a distinct advantage over others as they steer through life’s network of opportunities and obstructions.”
Myers goes on to say that being street smart is more than just personal safety, it provides the foundations for friendships, relationships, health, hygiene, and ultimately financial success.
Street Smart Shopping has become a new buzz word for internet retailers. Some even named websites and couponing lines around it. At Uncle Dan’s, we have been talking about value pricing and street smart shopping for the past 30 years! A large part of street smart shopping is understanding TV advertising strategies, store retail markups, and how to get the best value for your dollar outside of the traditional retail markets.
Shop Back to School Street Smart Values
Street smart value. That’s something you’ll find at Uncle Dan’s every day! So next time you’re out, bring your family by Uncle Dan’s for a life lesson in value and negotiation skills. Show them how to shop smart and save money on high-quality, name brand merchandise at Uncle Dan’s.
Right now at Uncle Dan’s, we have Back to School Smart Deals on laptops, computers, tablets, cameras, cell phones, headphones, musical instruments, watches, purses, bicycles and more! Whatever you need for Back to School, Uncle Dan’s has it for less!
Learn more about Street Smarts:
- 10 Perks of Being Street Smart
- 50 Things You Can Do to Make Your Kids Street Smart – A Fine Parent
- Why Street Smarts Always Win Out Over Book Smarts When it Comes to Success