Just another morning as an unemployed writer waiting for a break overseas.
Well. Let me try making this day special by creating a ‘serious’ blog account. Guess I’d have to let go of my Tumblr soon.
I’ll discuss about being cool, being ‘mainstream,’ and things in between.
I don’t believe liking ‘weird’ things makes you cool. Oh, did I just say weird? I can’t think of any term for those things about 96% human beings in the planet are unfamiliar and uninterested with. Fine, you can say it makes you a bit special, unique, it gives you a sense of individuality, but not necessarily cool.
It is for this reason I find most people funny. They wear a label to group and separate themselves from the rest of the world. Isn’t it ironic? They claim to be different from others, from those who like the mainstream, yet they strive to earn a label. I don’t see it as cool, as I believe it doesn’t flow naturally. Does wearing a label make you special and unique? I don’t think so. It only groups you with others sharing the same interest for ‘weird’ things, those believing being labeled as something is cool. Funny.
I believe being cool is about standing out in this crazy mixed up world (as what Michelle Branch calls it). It’s about living with your own convictions and holding strongly onto them, wherever you go and whoever you spend the day with. Being cool is about turning a lifeless conversation into a life-changing one (yes it can be!), about carrying enthusiasm along in your monotonous day, and about always having a positive disposition implying the peace that passes all understanding.
Being cool for me is basically being indescribable, like an adjective or two would be an understatement. It’s how you live your life regardless of what others will think or say. It’s about chasing after your dreams, motivated with good and (if possible) ‘almost’ selfless intentions. It’s about believing everything has a meaning and using it to your benefit. Isn’t it cool to see the world as a dance floor while others see it as a highway? It’s all about showing people how strong you are by being unmoved by mere worldly things.
Keep yourself from being ‘of this world’ and be cool in your own right, according to your personal standards.