Cleverness: n. skillful in adapting means to achieve a goal(s)
The invention of the wheel was a clever way to transport heavy loads. Many inventions are clever devices designed to make living easier or more interesting. Humorous and action filled advertisements may also be considered to be clever ways of selling a product.
Deceptive advertising is considered by some to be a clever way to get someone to buy a product. If you are clever then this is frequently a good characteristic but if you are being deceptively clever then I personally don’t feel that it is the moral thing to do. In the long duration the deceived will feel cheated and lied to and customer loyalty may disappear.
Loyal clever friends with nothing to hide should be preferred over the deceptively clever ones who may not be true friends at all.
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