Survivor Recap: Street Smarts vs. Book Smarts

There are two kinds of smarts: street smarts and book smarts. I have been convinced for quite some time that the former is more valuable and can get you much further in life than the latter ever had the potential to even hint at. Last night’s episode just served to proved me right. Was it not street smarts that allowed King Solomon to decide who was the mother a child that two women wanted way before DNA was discovered. Because in essence, street smarts is really just street talk or slang for wisdom anyway. And for all the postulating the Yale graduate Yul did about the mathematical probability of one’s endurance during that one challenge when they were hanging on the poll, he still couldn’t see that this time, Jonathan was the one to keep. People are crediting Yul for being smart. Ok, I’ll give him that. They say he’s a good strategize guy. Ok, I’ll give him that too. But tell me now who’s more in charge?

Today, I implore you fellow Survivor fans, to take a closer look at Yul. Has that idol really made him a power player, or turned him into the most unlikely victim of being putty in someone with street smarts’ hands? If in fact Yul is the godfather in this game--as the reader slickmentioned, and even Yul said himself in last nights episode--then I hold that somebody else is indeed god (lowercase g intentional).

Let’s do this…


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