Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cool: Not Another "Reasons Why Cool is Dumb" Talk

Cool. What does that even mean? Technically, it means chilly, refreshing, cold. However, we usually use the word as a positive or as a state on the high school food chain. "That movie was so cool!" "Cool! We get to go to the mall!" "He is so cool."

Everyone looks at the cool kids in disgust, with cut-downs on how shallow they are, the dumb things they do, who's dating who and if they are cheating, all the while we worship them and want to be them. Can anyone say, oxymoron

I've always been perplexed by the meaning of cool. Can anyone one really explain what it means? It usually is associated with popularity, but who can explain that either?

That fact is that coolness and popularity take you only so far in life. When you are working in an office building as an adult, do you think anyone will care that your blouse is from (oh my goodness!) last year? No one will care if you have a (gasp!) last generation smartphone! And (God forbid) you didn't make it to Jen from Human Resources's biggest bash of the year! 

As I promised in the title of this post, this is not another "Reasons Why Cool is Dumb" talk, but what God wants for your life. God doesn't want you drinking underage, doing drugs, having premarital sex, etc. We try to tell ourselves that we can walk through mud and not get our feet dirty, but the truth is you can't be "cool" without doing the aforementioned things. It is impossible. High school lasts only four years, but the things you do right now will last you for the rest of your life.


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