Years ago, my mother used to say to me, she’d say “In this world, Elwood, you can be oh so so smart, or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart… I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.

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  1. April 14, 2014

    Good advice, if you ask me. (If nothing else, cultivate the latter before the former, and always keep the latter, too.)

  2. George Kaplan
    April 14, 2014

    Yes, Elwood P. Dowd is wrong, there is a false dichotomy in the idea that you have to choose between “smart” and “pleasant” rather than to integrate the two – but what do you expect from a man who talks to an invisible rabbit! Of course, his mother sounds kind of conservative and dumb!

  3. April 23, 2014

    Everyone in the world should watch this movie, right after they see “It’s a Wonderful Life”. James Stewart is my man.

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