Clever versus Kind
Anderson Cooper from The Rainbow Comes and Goes, p. 270
This reminds me of someone who wanted to be clever and make a joke directed at me recently. When I said I did not get the joke, the person became even more clever and the others in the room were laughing at me because I still did not get the joke. I still did not get the joke until one of the people who laughed at me came to apologize for laughing at me. She told me what she thought the person meant, but she wasn't even sure if that was what the clever person meant and was just guessing.
I still don't know what they meant, really. I think it is more important to be kind than clever.