Definition of “Boxing Clever”

Until now, I’ve not been inclined to explain the meaning behind She’s Boxing Clever, but vast amounts of honest inquiries, along with search statistics showing that “boxing clever definition” is the biggest referrer to my blog, I’ve decided to offer up what the Googlers are looking for.
The definition of boxing clever.
It means to use one’s resources beyond conventional ways. Some think it represents “thinking outside the box”, but this is inaccurate. Boxing clever means not only thinking outside the box, but re-defining the common thought process itself . It’s the ability to evaluate the current thought process, and replace it with a new, more superior, more productive, more efficient thought process.
If you’re still stuck in the “yeah, but it’s basically just thinking outside the box” thought process, then I’m sorry, you’re not boxing clever.
In my world, the box (or thought process) is what I make it using unconventional attributes. It’s my ability to revamp the ideas of the general masses into something with more structure, that makes me boxing clever. In a nutshell, I can convince you of anything by manipulating your  thought process, rather than enforcing my own. I can accomplish all that I put my mind to, because my thought structure is ever evolving, re-inventing itself to suit the task at hand.
Albert Einstein was boxing clever.
Adolf Hitler was boxing clever.
Mahatma Gandhi was boxing clever.
The kid in the Matrix, without the spoon, was boxing clever.

Now that you know the meaning of boxing clever, open your mind, and be sensitive to the times when you yourself are boxing clever in your own life.
Please feel free to comment with your own examples, in fact, I encourage it. I’m drawn to those who are boxing clever, even if they are not yet aware of their ability.
If you’ve just come to realize that you fit the definition of boxing clever, consider yourself lucky, you’ve just been  “boxed” by a master. 😉

P.S. If you find yourself offended by my definition and think me an elitist snob, might I suggest you try a little harder, and redefine that box of yours.



  1. mshamanm said,

    April 19, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I SOOO get it now! lol I sort of feel that fits me in a way as well.

    PS Thanks for stopping by my blog 😀 VERY sweet!


  2. sasammygirl said,

    May 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Hm, if I understand just at least an ounce of this… Aren’t you being boxing clever by giving us a push in that ideals direction?

    • May 2, 2010 at 7:45 pm

      Yes, and I imagine you are often boxing clever, in your own right.

      • sasammygirl said,

        May 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm

        Is it possible one is only boxing clever half of the time? x)

        • May 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm

          It’s possible to only be aware of it, half the time. Being boxing clever is something you discover about yourself, when you’re inspired to stop and think about the ways you stop and think. And once you know that you are thinking differently about how you think, you’ll begin focusing on your methods of thinking more intently, and therefore will broaden your horizons. I say that you are often boxing clever, because I’ve read many of your comments to Willow, who is also boxing clever, and know that you process things well, both of you, in ways that aren’t typical of the norm.

          • sasammygirl said,

            May 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm

            I’m actually at a loss for correct words right now, so my conclusion is that being boxing clever is something entirely revolutionary state of mind that one can achieve? It seems to me that the clever always have to be smart enough to be “stupid” in a sense, often to keep others happy. Thank you for the compliment, it can honestly tell you it made me smile a bit.

            • May 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm

              I’m not sure that it is so much something one can achieve, it’s moreso something one can “refine”. It’s a nature that one has, for the most part, it’s something that can be used to great advantage, once you’re aware of how you think. I suppose that someone who thinks within the conforms of normal, average society, could possibly change their thought process, but it would be more of a concious effort. People who are “boxing clever” generally do so without the effort. It just comes naturally. However, most are not aware that they are thinking in a process unlike everyone else’s.
              You will notice now. You, personally. You’ll begin to think about your methods of processing information, thought, inspiration, etc. And then, you’ll develop it. You’ll realize that you’re capable of manipulating ideas into more effective, productive directions. You’ll pay more attention to how others think, and realize that you’re thinking in a totally different concept. At that point, you start to embrace it…ever have a really great thought, a thought that was so out there, you didn’t have the balls to see it through? Or you thought it was probably so unusual, you should really keep it to yourself? You’ll start to understand the importance of those thoughts, and they won’t seem so absurd and you’ll start to use them and press them on others. THEN, you’re boxing clever.

  3. December 14, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Wow that helps allot I heard the term in a song called Pure Morning by Placebo and couldn’t understand what he was talking about Thank you for explaining this^_^

    • Becky Chatfield said,

      April 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      Wow – me too! Love that song! Suddenly couldn’t stand not knowing what in the world they were talking about! Wish I had a friend like that… : )

  4. James said,

    February 4, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Mate U r an egotistic dick! Comparing urself to ghandi. I bet u have next to no friends U must hav a sad life.

    • February 7, 2011 at 8:28 am

      No, my friend. I have an excellent life. Very fulfilling, very productive, very conscious…very much what I think you should search for in your own life. Thanks for your opinion, it says a lot about you. It means you think, which is a good start.

  5. SunStar said,

    September 7, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Hmmm-you don’t look like a dick…

  6. Mignon Ross said,

    October 17, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Thank for this explanation!
    Australian TV has a very high American content (not that I’m complaining!) and it’s sometimes difficult to understand a phrase, or saying.
    I had the same trouble with ‘second guessing’, although the actual phrase still doesn’t really make sense to me…
    Well, thanks again! Mignon Ross

  7. Naki said,

    December 8, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Can it be “He’s boxing clever” or only “she” works??

    • December 28, 2011 at 5:53 am

      It most certainly can be “he’s boxing clever”! In this instance it is “she’s boxing clever” simply because, well, I’m a “she” 😉

  8. Naki said,

    December 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Also, what part of speech is “boxing” in this phrase?
    Is it a verb, such as to mean “She is boxing in a clever way”
    or is it an adverb, such as “She is quite clever/very clever”/etc?

    • December 28, 2011 at 6:08 am

      In this phrase, “boxing” is considered an adverb, as it classifies “clever”. It establishes the word beyond its original intent and shows the manner in which one is clever.

  9. jollof said,

    April 22, 2013 at 5:25 am

    I miss my friend 😦

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