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February 9, 2024 4 mins

In this episode, Ice explains how rare it is to be book smart and street smart.




  • Host & Executive Producer: Ice-T
  • Executive Producers:  Jorge Hinojosa, Stephen Michaels, Jodi Flynn, James Macnab, Ryann Lauckner & Jessi Bustillos
  • Written & Produced by James Macnab, Sandra Young & Andi Walker Ochoa
  • Edited, Mixed & Original Music by Christopher Heckman
  • Associate Producer:  Sophie Serano
  • Researchers:  Aisling Lynch, Autumn Rae & David Sanchez

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Icey's Daily Game. It's a production of iHeartRadio. What's Up
Side Tea? You're listening to The Daily Game, the compilation
of motivational quotes I've collected over the years that I've
found inspiring and helped me through the game of life.
Today's quote is about what goes on inside your head.

A person who is book smart and street smart is
dangerous and will always find a way to survive. Don't
underestimate us. Book smart is very important. You gotta know
what's going on. You gotta understand science. You gotta understand
your math, you gotta understand your history. You need to

know these things. You know it gives you an advantage.
Street smart, more survival, more about the game, more about
the slick ways people will pull things over on you.
A lot of times book smart people get taken advantage
of by street smart people. You know, Wow, I didn't
know that that was going on. I wasn't aware of that,
and vice versa. A lot of times street smart people

will get taken advantage by book smart people. I didn't
know how to read the contract. I didn't know I
needed a lawyer. I didn't know this. I didn't know
that when you combine them both. This person knows how
to survive and this person knows how to actually handle
business and understands what comes out of these books. There's

a term people throw around genius, but see this is
a trick to that word genius. Nobody is a genius
of everything. People are geniuses in certain categories. Einstein was
a philosopher into psychology and things of that nature, but

doesn't mean he knew how to make a pizza. You
have culinary geniuses, you have people that are splitting atoms,
but that person may not have social skills. No one
is a genius of every People are geniuses based on categories.
That being said, the broader you can span your scope
as far as street and smarts, book, smarts, everything, the

closer to an overall intelligent person, you'll be overall intelligent.
There's people that can do math, that can land a
rocket on a planet in thirty years and do the
math to make that happen. But that same person may
not be able to change a car tire. You see
what I'm saying. So whenever someone says they're a genius,

say what category are they a genius? Okay, so I
might be a genius as far as the streets, there's
genius there. There's genius as far as people that are
book smart. But when when you connect them together, then
you have a dangerous person that is smart and knows
how to survive. And I think that's a lot of

my listeners out there. This has been another ice cold
fact from me, Iced Tea. Listening again tomorrow when I
drop some wisdom on your ass till then, stay safe,
stay smart, and stay knowing that being smart in school
and on the streets it's the fastest way to success.

ICE's Daily Game. It is a production of iHeartRadio, Final
Level Entertainment and Oddity, an Asylum entertainment company. The show's
executive producer is Noel Brown. Supervising producer is Jordan run Talk.
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by me. Each quote has been researched to find its
origin and give proper credit to its creator.
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