Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Cool = Normal

Cool is a word that has pretty much lost all of its meaning over the past 10-20 years. It has become a word to describe any and everything, when the whole point or meaning behind the word is to describe a select few. Of course I believe that everyone is cool in their own respects, but to be truly "cool" you have to be different. You have to stand out from the crowd. Stand above the crowd with that special 'it' quality. The way the word is being thrown around nowadays, saying someone or something is cool is just like saying something is normal or ok.

The dictionary definition of "Cool" is as follows:

"Very attractive, fashionable, interesting etc in a way that people admire - used in order to show approval"

Is this definition accurate? I believe it is accurate to describe the way we use the word today. However, I believe that it inaccurately defines the true meaning behind the word. Like I said before, everyone will think that their friends are cool, that they themselves are cool and that maybe the people they see on TV are cool. Well, I think everyone is crazy.

Are you cool because you wear $200 jeans or have the latest hip shoes? Are you cool because you are wearing what is hot right now and sit at the 'cool' table at school? Chances are that if you are wearing what's "hot" right now, you are wearing it because you saw other people wearing it. Chances are that if you are sitting at the cool table in your school's cafeteria it's because of association or politics more than anything. Chances are that none of the people sitting at the so-called 'cool' table are, in fact, cool. Chances are that whether you know it or not, you are a follower. You may think you are original, but face it... Get over it... You're not.

To truly be cool, in the true sense of the word, you have to stop giving a fuck. Period. Stop caring what anyone else thinks about you. Stop caring what is in fashion. Stop caring about who thinks your cool and start caring about yourself and those that you care about. Dress how you want to dress, act how you want to act, talk how you want to talk, be with who you want to be with and do what you want to do. Then, if you are actually cool, people will follow you. People will want to hang out with you and people will want to dress like you. Still, you won't give a fuck, because you're a cool motherfucker.

This goes for any style, any group of people and any situation. From Goth kids to meterosexuals and from skaters to preppies; If you just be yourself and move to the beat of your own drum, you'll be fine.

(Tomorrow... The Epitome of Cool)


Blogger Stacy Taylor said...

Right on...I thought this a way cool entry, but who gives a fuck, right?

5:51 PM  
Blogger K said...

I just read this one post... and I'm wondering... are you cool?

6:29 PM  
Blogger Geoff said...

haha. Seriously, I sat at the 'cool' tables in high school... but I'm done giving a fuck. That was the point of the post.

6:41 PM  

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