March 11, 2014 by Welcome to the Jungle
What is “Cool”
By John S.
The word “cool” is a word that is often used to describe what people think is the new trend or what the new cool thing to do is. I believe that the word cool has a different meaning to every person. According to Google the word cool is an adjective referring to something that is very good, stylish, or positive. It is among the most common slang terms used in today’s world.
What kids think of as cool is due to advertising, when we see what our favorite actor is wearing in his newest movie, or what our favorite singer is wearing in their new music video. We would normally portray that as cool, and then we think that is what we should wear. When companies know this, they apply this technique to some of the most popular actors, actresses and music artists. They will get these people who we look up to, to be in their ads and we will buy a product because who we think is cool, is wearing this or likes that products, we believe if we get the same product we will be cool too.
Everyone looks for something cool in another person. If I think one thing is cool and I find someone else who thinks that is cool I am going to want to hangout with this person because we have the same interests in what is cool. If I like something and someone else doesn’t have the same idea that this is cool then I probably wont want to hangout with them because we have different views on what is cool and you probably couldn’t get along with a person like this as easy as you could with someone you have the same interests in.
With everything being said I really think that being cool is just being yourself, if you just be yourself and people don’t like you for it, don’t worry about it. Put yourself around people like yourself. No matter who you are and what you do, there is always going to be someone, somewhere that is no matter what going to have a different opinion then you and they will not think you are “cool”. So why people spend some much time and money trying to be cool and is absolutely pointless, you will never be cool to everyone. Just be yourself and be cool to you.
The only opinion that matters is your own, be cool to you. That’s all that matters.