Being “street smart” is a consolation prize; because you only get to be street smart by living on the street like a feral dog. Personally, I live in a nice comfortable house thanks to my mediocre-but-satisfactory income; which I have thanks to being at least a little bit book smart. I’m not street smart, but I’m not savannah smart either; and I live in neither of those places, so don’t need either of those places’ survival skills.
^being a little bit ‘street smart’ can help you in many ways.
a) in a strange city after dark;
b) whilst using unfamiliar public transport;
c) whilst negotiating with a hooker;
d) whilst attempting to procure illicit drugs.