On Being Clever

I am sure the word “clever” is insulting and derogatory to some people — they would “rather be good” than be clever.  I was one of them until I read this, mostly because “being good” sounded more pleasant than “being clever” and there is no one on this earth who would like to be known as “nice” than “shrewd. It’s not even possible to use the word “clever” as simple praise without being sarcastic or down right abusive.

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