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How to be Street Smart

  • 1.Don’t back down from stressful or uncomfortable situations.
  • 2.Learn about people’s temperaments and personas.
  • 3.Get different perspectives.
  • 4.Ask yourself
  • (a) Why did this happen?(b) What can I do to prevent this / make it better? (c) What can I learn from this? (d) How can I do things better the next time?
  • Then, apply these lessons in the next situation.
  • 5.Develop an attitude where you refuse to back down regardless of what happens.
  • 6.It’s okay to acquire knowledge through books, but remember that it’s from being in the situation that you will develop your intuition and social smarts.

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