Thinking About Becoming Cool

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  1. Etagloc

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    So I'm thinking about becoming cool. I figure it might help me win friends and influence people.

    My question is- how does one become cool? And what is cool?

    I gotta figure out how to appeal to the young people. That way I can seen as groovy or "tubular" as the young people say.
     

  2. mecca

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    cool is being yourself
     
  3. Etagloc

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    I think you are talking cool in the highest possible sense and that you are correct. I think there's also cool in the sense that rappers are cool and I think this sort of cool is a social construction. Things that were cool one year are not cool a few years later- that means cool is really just a social construction, I think. A social construction to make us buy expensive clothes, cars and things we don't need.
     
  4. Thunderian

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    Learn from mecca. She's the coolest person here.
     

  5. Carolyn

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    I thought Mecca was a guy lol apologies!!
     
  6. Etagloc

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    I tried! All she said was "be yourself".... very Zen buddhist, very mysterious........
     
  7. Thunderian

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    When the student is ready, the mecca will appear.
     
  8. Karlysymon

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    Echosmith: Cool kids
     
  9. mecca

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    lol, i did specify my gender in my profile but it's fine
     
  10. mecca

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    lol
     
  11. Etagloc

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    So being cool is about fitting in? Conforming? So cool is a social control thing. Makes sense!
     
  12. Tatilina

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    Kill your pride, your self ego, become humble and always think lowly of yourself trying to put others before yourself as hard as that may be to do. I don't think there is any such thing as being cool. People have too many flaws to be cool lol. Just watch a few of the Americas most funniest videos of people and kids being all clumsy and stuff, funny and cute! There are also compilation vids on youtube of people fails too where they're recordeing doing all sorts of dumb things. After watching a few hours of that, I don't think I could see people being "cool".
     
  13. Tatilina

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    And if you ever need help with getting rid of your ego and pride, Kali can help you with that! It's a really uncomfortable process though, just a word of warning.
     
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  14. mecca

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    haha that song sucks
     
  15. Lady

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    If you have to think about it-you're not. (Right?)
    Who wants to be cool anyway? I think that being cool, and the attempt thereof, may be the gateway to the beast system! (JK, but maybe not)
    It is all about pride, right?
     
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    Kool Thing sittin' with a kitty
    Now you know you're sure lookin' pretty

    Someone should make a lyrics thread...
     
  17. AspiringSoul

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  18. Karlysymon

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    Unfortunately, yes. When weird becomes cool, weird becomes the way to go.
     
  19. TMT

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    Start smoking and get a leather jacket.
     
  20. Kung Fu

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    If you're thinking about becoming "cool" then you're never going to be cool. I like mine better AS.

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