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I Am Street Smart

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    No Where to Go

    When I was 18 years old we lost our home. It was unexpected so my family and I split up. At the time my boyfriend was living with us and we ended up on the street. My mother did the best she could, but she had my younger siblings to worry about. She had just had my baby brother...
    sunshine86 sunshine86 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    And Flirtatious Too!

    I type grew up in a bad neighborhood. A lot of gun violence, gangs, drugs... you know the stuff. I almost got arrested for 'looking suspicious' once. I learned to use everything I had as an advantage. I learned to fake cry on cue, look sweet and innocent, feign stupidity, and how...
    strawberrysparkle strawberrysparkle 22-25, F Aug 22, 2013

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    The Game

    learn to play the game.....
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2010

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    Always.

    I am street smart mainly because i grew up in the spanish projects and know how to deal with street people. I understand street slang and the hustle. I am totally sure that if i lost everything today i would know how to survive reguardless!
    JEZZAB3LL JEZZAB3LL 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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    Just received this blog post and it is spot on!!! Funny how so many lessons from Da Street still have value to me as an adult. http://www.nextavenue.org/5-sesame-street-lessons...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm a teacher and a pharmacist looking for smart people to talk to!
    itsjakedam2 itsjakedam2 22-25, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a teacher and a pharmacist looking for smart people to talk to!
    itsjakedam2 itsjakedam2 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I can't help but feel like everyone knows more and I want to be smarter but I don't know where to start.
    sleepdeprivedbeauty sleepdeprivedbeauty 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    hum I find in comical that they miss spelled the word arse I even find it more humorous that they star out the *** instead of the word arse as arse is according to oxford...
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    DeliciouslyFoolish has been asking who has shown a little leg here on EP. I was embarrassed that I have not yet contributed a little leg. Guess now is as good a time as any...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    http://youtu.be/ktjx8umlaOI Cocco Alcon love .. Intellectual Boys Listen to the lyrics Luv a smart sexy funny man!
    DeliciouslyFoolish DeliciouslyFoolish 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I like the guy who is smarter than me. I haven't meet you yet.
    fitwealth fitwealth 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I say Smartass things all the time. If you are my friend, you have to put up with snide comments and actions. I don't like people who do things in class just to get attention. I...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    There's something about an intelligent person that is sooo hot. Just the way smart people speak and act is so much more attractive. Even if someone is "hot" but ugly I won't be...
    will1982 will1982 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I create games for smart people... www.stonemagegames.com
    VikingPoker VikingPoker 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    People who are smart and fun are the best! They won't do dumb things that'll embarrass themselves or you and you can spend a lot of time with them and have the best time of your...
    MsOreo MsOreo 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    To start off, I am what some would call "a master of manipulation." I can make almost any person think a certain way about me, or see eye to eye with my perspective. All my life I...
    Mofojinkins Mofojinkins 16-17, M a week ago

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    id rather be a smart *** than a dumb ***
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I try not to be actually but lots of times i say things sarcastically and they come out wrong. Sometimes its to try to be funny, but other times it just gets me in hot water.
    trish95 trish95 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    i don't need any jokes. but i do appreciate the ascerbic, sarcasm ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 18

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    if you have laughed your *** off I suggest you go catch it
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I was accused of being a smart-arse once but I don't get how that works 1.im not a donkey 2. they spelt arse wrong
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    The first term was a homosexual remark fa**** that she horribly misspelled, then she called me the N word lol but I'm nonchalant. So here's how to handle ignorance ^^.
    Forgottenwarrior777 Forgottenwarrior777 18-21, M 18 Responses Jul 17

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    In life, we have different styles of adoring someone.Yeah! I admit I easily get attracted with those intelligent people especially when they are so humble.It's inspire me to study...
    davinesarah davinesarah 18-21, F Jul 17

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    Insufficient current tooth structure or lousy planning of the existing tooth framework could be the perpetrator. In a few situations, with Dr. Nazarian's people, a Create up and...
    Anthony4184ppo2 Anthony4184ppo2 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    the outer outer layer dont impress me, mind~muscle intrigues me,a healthy scene of self
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I have lived this long without being constantly on the phone to no-one. I still find it rude when people play on their phone when they are with me. I love the internet, but I do...
    rememberme65 rememberme65 46-50, F Jul 15

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    When someone asks you what you weigh tell them a hundred and sexy ;)
    Anaaaaa345 Anaaaaa345 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 15

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    Sean Connery came to my house when we were putting on a roof......he heard there 100's of shingles to be nailed.
    justusandyou justusandyou 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm waiting for the day they realise. At every school I've been to, all the students immediately see me as 'the smart one'. I'm not- I just understand some things quicker than...
    Ranmali Ranmali 13-15 Jul 15

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    If... You suddenly appeared to be living down the street from me. First things first, I'd wrap myself around you & hold you tight. & kiss you senseless too, obviously. Then I'd...
    SevenTierCrazyCake SevenTierCrazyCake 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    One of the most valuable skills we can teach our children is how to manage their finances God’s way. The biggest cause of divorce in this country is financial distress...
    themorningstaracademy themorningstaracademy 26-30, F Jul 13

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     We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.    If what we are now has been the result of our...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Very much so, smart women are my preference. Any other benefits ie: kindness, wealth, looks are a bonus, but a high IQ and common sense is far more appealing to me.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 12

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    You're looking for hot chicks? Well why don't you go to a restaurant and order some chicken?
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 8 Responses Jul 11

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    Ok I work as cashier for a grocery store now and 2-3 days ago they put a new brand of water in cooler by register. The label for this water says it is oxygen enriched water. My...
    Cargan2016 Cargan2016 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I was just given a free egg mcmuffin. I'm not sure if I should be grateful or insulted.
    manchild81 manchild81 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    If you lived down the street, I would come over. If you lived down the street, I would come over and make you lunch. If you lived down the street, I would come over and make you...
    goliathtree goliathtree 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I'm not a big fan of shopping centers. Once you've seen one, you've seen the mall.
    ricki2012 ricki2012 56-60, T 1 Response Jul 9

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    For some reason I have to analyze everything I do in life to the point where I'm starting to think about people's motives when I'm talking to them and I can't just make a decision...
    ThatOneGuy2134 ThatOneGuy2134 13-15, M Jul 9

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    I remember when I was 11, and I was laying on my bed. I couldn't believe how stupid I was! I had took a thing of nail polish, and opened it. Then I had accidentally tipped it, and...
    XxParadisexX XxParadisexX 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    man walks into a psychiatrist office naked, wrapped in saran wrap. Shrink says, "I clearly see, you're nuts!"
    justusandyou justusandyou 31-35, M Jul 8