High school is over, but we all still want to be thought of as “cool”, myself included. Why is that? Especially since the people in my high school that were considered cool happened to be total assholes.
Cool people are cool because they’ve got their schtick down to a science: not actually doing anything (in case it makes them look stupid), not trying new things (in case they fail) and not putting themselves out there (in case someone else who is cool thinks “out there” isn’t cool).
Trying to be cool can be exhausting. but then, it’s not cool to try… the whole thing is rather confusing. It’s as if we’ve all become so scared of judgement, we sometimes let it rule us.
We’ve either got the word cool mixed up with something else (perhaps with “uncool”) or our collective societal cool-meters are all broken. There’s either got to be a radical redefinition (can word definitions be radical? heck yes Websters Dictionary!) or we need to scrap the word from our vernacular and work more at encouraging without judging.
I’m going to continue to try and then fail at a whole shitload of things, on a regular basis.
I’m going to try new stuff, even if I look like a total “kook” doing it.
I’m going to do what makes me happy, even if someone else thinks it’s dumb.
And I’m going to tell cool to fuck right off.