The Loss of "Cool"

"Cool is an aesthetic of attitude, behavior, comportment, appearance, style and Zeitgeist. Because of the varied and changing connotations of cool, as well its subjective nature, the word has no single meaning." And with that said, "Cool" is a three part cocktail that is both subjective and fare weathered. To be cool is to know you're cool-not think or assume or hope but know. For if you can not know that you are, how else is another to know? Being cool is being yourself in terms of fulfilling your given potential and subsequently, destiny. Being untrue to your given purpose, flaunting the emperors new clothes comes off as both cheap and implausible. Short of being egotistical and long forever staying humble, believing in yourself as you travel the road laid out for you in pursuit of your passions will inevitably vibrate as cool with the populace. We all have our time in the Sun yet there is nothing new but rather reborn, redone, reinvented. To be cool is to be admirable. And there is nothing more admirable than being true to yourself and those around you. Cool is transparent and inside out reversible as being anti-cool is even cool. Going against the grain, if that be your path, is cool in its own right as the Salmon travels up stream. "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it..." Justice Potter Stewart. The Rolling Stones shall forever be cool with both old and young for they are and have/did become what they were supposed to be. They love what they do and do what they love. Holding their passions self evident, they do what they (we all) do best-being themselves and who they have found (so far) themselves to be. Keep discovering who you are and never falter from that which you have already discovered about your being. Build upon that which makes you, you. Be unique in your own right and be passionate about that which defines you. Do this and know that while not everyone but most will think you and what you stand for is pretty damn cool. Amen. http://www.lettier.com/
— April 16, 2009 6:49 p.m.

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