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Community Pulse - October 4, 2019

Streetwise

If someone is talking about you to someone you've never met, would you prefer they describe you as 'clever' or 'great-looking'?

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Marianne Ottoway

Elementary school teacher

It would be nice to be described as beautiful and/or clever, but honestly, I wish you offered additional choices, like caring, thoughtful, sensitive and kind, because I have all of those qualities and believe they are all far more valuable and helpful to others than both beauty and cleverness.

Kurt Ottoway

Software engineer

I would much prefer to be described as clever because cleverness is far more practical and helpful in the long run, and in life, generally, than being really great-looking.

Bryan Nelson

Bartender

I would prefer to be described as clever, especially as I get older, because looks fade over time, but being clever has really helped me throughout my adult life — so much more so than being good-looking.

Chad Gregonis

Bar back

I would prefer to be described as clever over good-looking because "clever" says so much more about a person, and who they really are. At the end of the day, a person's appearance is truly meaningless. In fact, I can't even imagine anyone answering this question some other way. No offense.

Jamie Moore

Manager

Clever, for sure. Looks fade over time and beauty, in the long run, has never gotten me anywhere, really. But being clever and resourceful, especially in a pickle, is a really great life skill that has served me very well for as long as I can remember.

—Compiled by Nancy Lewis

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